UK Everest Challenge Update

You might remember us talking about Darren and Bryn’s UK Everest Challenge before. Well in less than 40 hours the duo will set off for Scotland to get ready for the event.

What is the UK Everest Challenge

For those of you who haven’t heard about the UKEC before I’ll briefly sum it up

2 guys, 4 days, 10 peaks, over 10,000 meters  of ascent (more than Everest which is 8,848m) and  100 miles on foot across England, Wales and Scotland – all to raise money for charity.

The finalised peak list is:

Mountain
Country
Height m.
Height ft.
Ben Lomond Scotland 974 3,196
Scotland
1344
4,406
Ben MacDui
Scotland
1309
4,295
Scafell Pike
England
978
3,209
Skiddaw
England
931
3,054
Man of Coniston
England
803
2,634
Helvellyn
England
950
3,117
Snowdon
Wales
1085
3,560
Cadair Idirs
Wales
893
2,930
Pen y Fan
Wales
886
2,907
TOTAL
10,153 m
33,308 ft

(Slieve Donard had to be dropped due to the costs involved of getting over to Northern Ireland.)

The Charities

The event is being run to raise money for Skill Force, Help for Heroes, Children with Lukemia and the National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (NACC).
Children with LukemiaSkills ForceHelp for Heroes Charity National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease (NACC)

The pair hope to raise at least £8848 (£1 for every meter climbed). So far they’ve raised over £4,000 and need one last push to help them get closer to their target.

If you still have not donated there is still time, all donations will appear on their website site, by either name or company. See the UKEC website for more details.

We wish both Darren and Bryn the best of luck and hope they manage to complete the challenge without getting too wet!

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