Friday, 29 June 2012

Climbing Mont Blanc to raise funds for Hearts and Minds

On the 17th June Ennevor Yap, Chris Bury, Martin Bury, Mathew Connery and James Connery climbed Mont Blanc "the roof of Europe" to raise funds for the Hearts And Minds Challenge.  All funds raised will go towards the £1 million that Hearts And Minds are trying to raise so they can open an Education Centre of Excellence for Autism in Manchester.

Mont Blanc at 4810m is the highest summit in Western Europe.  It was a huge challenge as they are not experienced climbers and had to undergo intensive training where they were taught everything from knots and ropework, to crevasse rescue hoist systems, to avalanche prediction and the use of crampons.  Mont Blanc is nearly a kilometer lower than the likes of Kilimanjaro, but it is leagues harder, often colder, all on snow and each year 300 people die trying to reach the summit.

If you want to make a donation in support of their amazing achievement please click on the link below:

More about the Hearts and Minds charity here:

Twitter: @handmchallenge

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