In May, the Climbing Club organised a charity climb 'Basecamp to Summit' to raise money for the Climbers Against Cancer charity.
In May, the Climbing Club organised a charity climb 'Basecamp to Summit' to raise money for the Climbers Against Cancer charity. The event was a huge success which saw an impressive £775 raised for the charity. We asked the Climbing Committee to tell us a bit more about the challenge.
Where did you get the Basecamp to Summit idea from?
The president of climbing had the idea from an event that they had helped run previously done by a Cadet Squadron at another climbing gym, they had set their goal as the height of Kilimanjaro.
Can you tell us a bit more about the challenge?
Basecamp to summit was held at the sport centre at uni. It took 8 hours and we did 861 climbs to reach the height of Everest!
Why did you choose to fundraise for the Climbing Against Cancer charity?
They chose Climbers Against Cancer as they’re a small charity helping cancer charities across the country through shared struggle of cancer and love of climbing. The Presidents Aunt was diagnosed with cancer 3 weeks before the event, and lost her battle with cancer last week.
Will you be doing anything like this again next year? If so, how can students get involved?
We hope that next next years committee organise something bigger and better and if they do, keep an eye on their Instagram and Facebook, as well as the Climbing Club mini site!