Community Action Nepal (CAN) #ClimbForCAN 12th June – 13th June

Mount Everest from Kala Patthar

Community Action Nepal (CAN)  NEPAL EARTHQUAKE APPEAL

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.

On 12 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.

Location: King Kong Climbing Centre, Heads Lane  CA12 5EZ Keswick

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