will be the biggest challenge of my life but it will be worth
it if I can reach my fund-raising target.
most of us are still tucked up in bed at 4.30am, Winchcombe postman
Chris Kerrigan is just beginning his day.
he's finished that, he starts his gruelling training to be one of
just a few people chosen to embark on an Everest Expedition Trek
to raise funds for the charity Scope.
tests out his gear
50 years this year since Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing reached
the summit of the highest and most famous mountain in the world
and in commemoration of the anniversary, Scope is aiming to raise
more than £150,000 in a special trek by amateur walkers, like
be trekking at high altitude for 14 days to reach the base of Everest
and then the summit peak of Kala Pattar at over 18,000 feet high,
and is hoping to achieve his fund raising target of £3,500.
money will help those who suffer from cerebral palsy, their families
preparation for the gruelling event, Chris is devoting weekdays
and weekends to training in which he has to be able to climb steep
hills for as long as six hours a day, day after day.
will be the biggest challenge of my life", explained Chris,
"but it will be worth it if I can reach my fund-raising target
through the support of local people and companies."
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