Mount Everest climbing challenge for cancer charities

Posted: June 19, 2013 by kirisyko in Climbing, Rock Climbing
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Scores of climbers will be scaling the height of Mount Everest in one day in Burslem to raise funds for cancer charities.

Working in relay teams of 10, the climbers are taking on this massive challenge to climb 8,848m to support international charity CAC, Climbers Against Cancer, and to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Each individual team member will have to climb higher than the world’s tallest building, the Khalifa Tower in Dubai, to achieve this feat.

John Webb

John Webb

The event at Kilnworx Climbing Centre on Wycliffe Street in Burslem, the only top-roped climbing centre in North Staffordshire, takes place from 10am on Saturday 22nd June. The CAC Climbers Against Cancer team, including the founder John Ellison, will be at the event to promote their work and their merchandise.

John Webb, who works for Midland Heart in Burslem, is one of the climbers taking part.

Anyone wanting to take part should contact Jin on 01782 938 491 or join theFacebook event page

Any donations will be kindly received either in person at Kilnworx or online 

Kilnworx Climbing Centre celebrated its first birthday at the start of June. The centre is the only top-rope climbing centre in North Staffordshire. There are 13 top-ropes with more than 100 different climbing routes to suit all ages and abilities. Climbers can start from age five with the regular weekend kids clubs.

CAC is a new charity established late in 2012 by terminally ill cancer victim John Ellison from Lancashire. Using his contacts in the climbing world, John has managed to quickly spread the CAC campaign across the world with events being set up to support CAC from across Europe, Asia and North America. In the UK, top British climbers such as Shauna Coxsey, Alex Puccio, Tom Randall and Andy Turner have thrown their collective support behind CAC.


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