Supporting our overseas partners:
PCF (Philippine Community Fund) & MSM (Mustard Seed Ministries)
I have self funded all my costs so EVERY penny of your support goes to the charities (80% of all funds raised will go to PCF and 20% to MSM.
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McKinley is a pretty daunting place. The highest mountain in North America, McKinley is one of the Seven Summits at 6,100 metres (20,320 feet) and probably the coldest mountain on the planet.Because McKinley is only a few hundred miles below the Arctic circle I will, at times, be experiencing temperatures down to minus 40 celcius and 100 mph winds. For this reason, climbing Mt McKinley combines the challenges of high-altitude climbing with those of a polar expedition. Add to that the necessity of carrying a 70 litre backpack plus dragging a sled of equipment for 2 weeks and you can see how worthy a challenge it will be. We get dropped off on a glacier by a small aeroplane with skis - Hike to base camp with snow shoes - set up 4 further camps - then (hopefully) attempt the summit. The biggest dangers will be falling down icy crevasse's of 100s of meters deep, the Freezing cold and the dreaded and unpredictable Altitude Sickness. Historically; 1 in 2 climbers on this mountain do not reach the summit, 3 out of every 100 die trying. I have been training like crazy for the last four months - climbers typically use 4,000 - 5,000 calories a day on such an expedition
I fly to Alaska on April 27. Summit day should be between May 12-15
A big thank you for all your support since my last climb up Mt Blanc in 2009 for the same charities.
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