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Intrepid Cornwall Council staff scale Everest for charity, sort of!
7:00am Sunday 13th October 2013 in Cornwall
Intrepid climbers from Cornwall Council are scaling the heights of the world’s tallest mountain, sort of, to raise funds for two Cornish charities.
Altitude sickness is one issue the group won’t be faced with however, as they are taking part in the 8,848 metre challenge at home in Cornwall.
Since the start of the month, staff from Cornwall Council and their families have been taking part in a series of climbing events around Cornwall. They are raising funds for the Invictus Trust and Cornwall People First.
The climbers have been repeatedly scaling climbing walls at the Council’s Outdoor education Centres at Porthpean, Carnyorth amd Delaware, aiming to climb the equivalent height of Mount Everest.
The push to the final ascent will take place at New County Hall in Truro on Wednesday, October 16, weather permitting.
“This is a great challenge for two fantastic, local charities,” said organiser Andy Barclay from Cornwall Learning. “We were lucky enough to have the project started by Leo Houlding, world- famous climber and adventurer. People have really got behind the task at hand and we are almost half way there.”
Participants are welcome to join the group for the rest of the climbing challenges organised as part of the event: Monday, October 14, Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre, St Austell , from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and Wednesday, October 16, New County Hall, Truro, from 9am until completion.
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