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Over £1,7000 raised for Nepal Earthquake Relief…

Since the news hit on April 25th of the devastating earthquake in Nepal the Quay, along with climbing centres across the country, have been busy fund raising to support projects and relief on the ground.  Thanks to the amazing support of our climbers and the team behind the Quay we’ve been able to send over £1,600 to charities working on the ground to assist those impacted by the disaster.

Our emergency relief bucket collection saw the Quay match 2:1 all donations made and enabled us to send relief in the first week to the British Red Cross and Sherpa Adventure Gear’s Paldorje Foundation.

Our ‘Climb Everest’ Fund Raiser on Friday 12th June saw over 150 of you take part in our summit challenge and enabled us to support longer term projects through Sherpa and a local campaign by climber Tanya Perret and two friends to support villages in the Everest Region and specifically the rebuild of a local school.   We raised over £810 during the day – from climbers buying log cards, indulging in Chef Paul’s fabulous Nepalese feast and buying raffle tickets.

Throughout the course of the day you climbed…and climbed…and climbed!  Never have 4’s and 5’s been so popular and there was certainly a focus on endurance training throughout the day.  We climbed a total of 17,199 metres – that’s nearly two ascents of Everest.

Furthest climbed by one person: 1,400m by “blisters for charity” Gav Atkins
(we definitely saw Scott Borden and Jason Waldcock chasing your tail and Tom Biven put a pretty good effort in for the U16’s!)Gavin ‘my fingers are blistered’ Atkins climbed the furthest – a mere 1,400 metres!

Congratulations to the climbers who helped us reach the various camps on our journey:

Base Camp – Lauren Russell

Camp I – Paul Vachon

Camp II – Robyn Manley

Camp III – William Brett

Camp IV – Tom Biven

Summit – well that has to go to Gavin of course – with Giovanni Colombetti taking home the prize as we couldn’t give it to our DM!

Thanks to all the local businesses who donated prizes for our raffle including:  Yoga with Tami, Quay Kinetics, Canal View Café, Dance Studio, Boxercise, Electique and to event sponsors Taunton Leisure who donated £200 of Sherpa Adventure Gear.