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Ricky Munday

After making the difficult decision to turn back at 7,900m in 2017, I'm attempting to climb Everest again to raise funds for Finding Your Feet.

Raising money for
Finding Your Feet

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Total raised
£1,544.00

Target
£10000.00

15%

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About

I have a wide spectrum of life experience as a mountaineer, ultra-endurance athlete, humanitarian aid worker and executive leader. I use these experiences to inspire audiences with stories from my deployments with the Red Cross, completing the Marathon des Sables and my 16 expeditions in an effort to climb the Triple 7 Summits. I'm also a registered STEM Ambassador and Polar Ambassador.

In 2017, I attempted to climb Everest in memory of my twin uncles who were both taken by cancer. I made the difficult decision to turn back at 7,900m as my energy levels were extremely low and I did not want to enter the ‘Death Zone’ above 8,000m where rescue is impossible - I wanted to be sure that I could get myself safely off the mountain and back to my family.

Over the course of two months from 7 April to 13 June 2018, I'll make my second attempt  to climb Mount Everest - the highest mountain on earth at 8,848m - via the North Ridge route in Tibet. If I succeed, I’ll become one of a handful of Brits who have climbed the world’s highest mountain and have completed the Marathon des Sables - the ‘toughest footrace on earth’. Join me on this extraordinary journey!

Event details

Mount Everest Climb: the highest mountain on earth

Last year on Everest, one of my team-mates was badly injured after running out of oxygen at 7,500m and suffered multiple blood clots on his lung, became temporarily wind-blind and suffered severe frostbite. He was eventually rescued and helped down to basecamp by Sherpas, where I coordinated his medical treatment and his safe evacuation to hospital in Kathmandu. Six months later, he suffered amputation of one finger due to his frostbite.

My friend's sister Corinne Hutton fell ill in June 2013 after suffering acute pneumonia and septicemia, and surgeons were forced to amputate both her hands and her legs below the knee. Corinne set up Finding Your Feet to support families affected by amputation or limb difference through a range of sporting initiatives and social inclusion projects.

From 7 April to 13 June I'll spend two months attempting to climb Everest. In late May, when the weather is stable and I’ve acclimatised fullly, I’ll make my summit attempt, leaving basecamp and spending up to seven days on the mountain fighting cold, altitude and physical and mental exhaustion to achieve my goal of standing at 8,848m on the top of the world to raise funds for Finding Your Feet.
 

Event date

07-April-2018 00:00  - 
13-June-2018 00:00

Event type

Climbing Mount Everest

Event is completed

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Donations

Donations collected by the pupils at St John's CE Primary School in Ripley, Derbyshire following an inspirational talk. Thank you St John's!
Donation by St John's CE Primary School
on 30-11-2018
£254.00
£0.00 gift aid
Thank you for inspiring our boys. A wonderful achievement.
Donation by The Jamieson Family
on 03-11-2018
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
Ricky, you are scheduled to talk to the boys at my sons school tomorrow and I’m sure they will be inspired by your achievements. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your stories with them!
Donation by The Smith Family
on 09-10-2018
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Don Munday
on 19-08-2018
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Joseph celecia
on 27-06-2018
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Sorry it's taken so long Ricky - again, well done on a magnificent achievement!
Donation by Ally Craig
on 27-06-2018
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Incredible achievement Ricky so happy to support this great charity run by some inspiring people.
Donation by Colin Anderson
on 26-06-2018
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Ricky, and all the best in your continued fundraising!
Donation by Mark McDonald
on 26-06-2018
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Outstanding achievement and great to see how you are sharing the journey to raise aspirations.
Donation by Roddy Hogarth
on 26-06-2018
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck & safe passage on the next part of your expeditions. Thank you for carrying the Finding Your Feet Amputee Charity flag Xx
Donation by Lindsey Guilbert
on 26-06-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,544.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,544.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,797.75

Donations closed

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