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MB4 Barrel, Timmy, Dan, Mickey

Phill Whitehead/Barrel, Tim Whitehead, Michael Cadman and Daniel Silvester will be climbing Mont Blanc in September 2018.

Raising money for
Action Against Cancer

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Donations accepted until 15-10-2018

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Welcome to our fundraising page for Action Against Cancer (AAC). This is a charity close to our hearts and one which is breaking boundaries in its fight against cancer. This charity funds research for treatment outside of the normal channels used by so many other large charity organizations. Find out more here:

We receive so many emails requesting sponsorship from friends and family but we hope to raise a lot of money for this great cause and in return for your sponsorship we are attempting what we think is a worthy challenge……

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Event details

Mont Blanc one day ascent.

Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in Western Europe at 4810m (16 times the height of the Shard).

The ‘normal’ itinerary for a MB ascent stretches two days involving a walk or mountain train up to around 3500m, an overnight stay in a mountain hut to acclimatise, an early morning final technical ascent (using crampons and ice axes), before descending part or all of the way back down.

WE HOWEVER, will be attempting to climb from the Valley floor to the ice-cap summit and back in just ONE DAY without stopping. Depending on our fitness levels and the conditions this could take up to 20 hours of continual climbing!

This technical challenge will push most to their physical limits, but for Phillip Whitehead, diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer 5 years ago, still receiving treatment and having to deal with a double-stoma, this will be even more testing.

Preparation will have required a year of gruelling training including monthly trips to the mountains, crampon and ice axe courses, more early morning hill reps than we care to remember and the use of elevation training masks.

This guided trip is completely self funded so all your donations will go directly to the charity. 

Event date

10-September-2018 00:00  - 
15-September-2018 00:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event is completed


Donation by John Rees
on 12-10-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Dear All Remember it takes the whole team to reach the top. Congralulations - I think you're all mad but very brave. Best wishes Peter
Donation by Peter Field
on 12-10-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Well done guys.
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-10-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Sorry I'm late to the party here, but well done Tim & all. Great Effort.
Donation by Dan Tomlinson
on 27-09-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Matching donation from the BMO CR Committee in recognition of Tim's recent fundraising activities - fantastic effort of all those involved, well done!
Donation by Sarah Warren
on 25-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Awesome job guys! Back on the bike now Timmy!
Donation by Andrew Brooks
on 24-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 24-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done boys, such an achievement!
Donation by Minnie and Jay
on 21-09-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Here's your money as you didn't need to be rescued
Donation by Graham Mattewson
on 21-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck boys x
Donation by Pat Norris
on 20-09-2018
£6.25 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £21,563.10
Offline Donations: £100.00
Total Raised: £21,663.10
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £24,281.85

Donations closed

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