#CLIMBFORCAN – Major fundraisng event, June 12 > 13
40 years after the first British ascent of Everest, two of the world’s greatest mountaineers have renewed their climbing partnership to raise desperately needed relief funds in the wake of the Nepal earthquakes.
Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott CBE have teamed up to launch #ClimbForCAN, a fundraising campaign to support the work of Community Action Nepal (CAN) in remote regions of Nepal.
In June they will lead an ‘expedition’ to scale the equivalent of the height of Everest (8,848m) on the ice wall at King Kong Climbing Centre in Keswick and are inviting up to 240 members of the public to join the climb. To complete the expedition, the team will need to climb the wall 1,000 times within 24 hours, starting on Friday 12 June. This special event will also commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first British ascent of Mount Everest in 1975, which was led by Bonington and put Scott on the summit. All funds raised by the project will go directly to the Community Action Nepal (CAN) Earthquake Appeal.
To support this extraordinary event:
THIS WEEKEND MAY 15 > 17
There are many great things to do this weekend to support Nepal: here’s just a few
GLASGOW Fri 15th May
‘Tango for Nepal’ Dance the night away and raise funds for Nepal. Have you ever watched Strictly and thought “That looks fun”. Well now’s your chance to have a go, with tuition from experts! Tel: Ron and Janey 07584 354 775
PEAK DISTRICT Sat 16th May
‘Ten in Ten in Ten for Nepal’ sponsored climb and walk event plus talks, music & auctions.
Take part in a unique challenge – climb ten routes, as you walk ten miles, in ten hours! Famous climbers such as Andy Kirkpatrick are supporting the event.
Hunt out your boots and rock shoes and get the Peak Rockin’! Contact Johnathan Hubbard Tel 07748 767 833 or visit the event Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/TeninTeninTen4Nepal
LONDON Sat 16th May
‘Surbiton Farmers Market support Nepal Day’ Fundraising for CAN while you shop for tasty farm fresh goodies!
KESWICK All weekend
‘Keswick Mountain Festival’ Visit CAN at our stand at the festival. Talks, walks, climbs, runs, cycles, live bands …. everything outdoors … in the glorious Lake District, set by Derwentwater.
BLENCATHRA Saturday Jun 5
Blencathra By Moonlight For Nepal. The walk will be led by experienced mountain leaders up one of the Lakes District’s most classic peaks. The evening will include raffles, cakes and more goodies being given away! No matter what your experience is you can join and get involved.
8pm meet at the Horse and Farrier Threlkeld. For a great night.
See their fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/Blencathra4Nepal/Go Back