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Everest legends Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott, with ‘lead climbers’ from Langdale Primary School, led off the 29,000 feet ascent of vertical ice at the Climb for CAN Everest Ice Wall Challenge on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June.
The sponsored charity climb featured more than 200 climbers from across the country. For many it was their first ever climb with crampons and ice axes!
Each climber had between 30 – 60 minutes in which to climb the ice wall at King Kong Climbing Centre, Keswick as many times as possible. World class climber and CAN Trustee Leo Houlding climbed the wall 50 times in just 45 minutes! Most ‘ordinary’ climbers were happy to make between 5 – 10 ascents.
This fantastic event has raised approximately £36,000 – an amazing result.
The event was organised by Rupert Bonington with the generous help of King Kong Climbing Centre and all their staff, particularly Climbing Wall Manager Gnash Baxter.
Thank you Rupert and Nash for working tirelessly over the last month to organise the event and to the event sponsors who made it possible : Berghaus, Mountain Fuel – Peak Performance Nutrition, Dodd Accountants, Right Lines Communications, Slug & Bull, H&H Reeds Printers and Eden Lighthouse
Most of all though – thank you to all the climbers and their sponsors for taking part and supporting Nepal.
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