The Mont Blanc Four
MB4 Barrel, Timmy, Dan, Mickey
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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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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.
22 days to event start
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with gift aid: £12,167.50
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