The 4 Peak Challenge
What is it:
On the 21st of July 2018, Internationally acclaimed mountaineer, Iain Miller and I will take on FOUR iconic mountain peaks in 24 hours! This will be the first time something like this has been attempted by a crutch user in Ireland so I am understandably nervous.
The mountains we have chosen are Carrauntooohil, Co. Kerry, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Slieve Donard, Co. Down and Mount Errigal in the Hills of Donegal.
Who's Bright Idea Was It:
The idea for this came about after I had a conversation with a Mr. Derry McVeigh who thought it would be a great challenge. He wasn't wrong.
I decided to use this unique event as my opportunity to give back and have teamed up with three charities. The Irish Cancer Society, Action Cancer and a charity close to my heart, The Ross Nugent Foundation. This event will be run in conjunction with my awareness campaign Fighting Fit For Ewing's.
We began training in October and I quickly realised that the road ahead would be long and would be mainly uphill! It took a little while to get my head in the game but thankfully things fell into place in January with a trip to Kerry to climb Mount Brandon and Carrauntoohil in one weekend. That trip helped me fully understand what this challenge would entail. It was a bit of an eye opener to be honest but one I badly needed. Since then I have taken my training more seriously and have been surprised by the results.
- To raise as much money as we can for my chosen charities.
- To determine the power of mind over body.
- To raise awareness for Ewing's Sarcoma.
- To highlight the importance of exercise for rehabilitation.
- To encourage others to take on their own challenges and test their abilities.
- TO. HAVE. FUN:)
How Can You Help:
Our donation page is now up and running and we would very much appreciate your support!
All monies raised will be split equally between the three cancer charities so by donating you are helping cancer patients both locally and nationally.
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Thank you in advance!