JEFF Gale from Sure and Karen Beaver PHOTO: Steve Guscott
AFTER climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and conquering Machu Picchu, climbing the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas must have seemed like a walk in the park for a woman fromMinehead.
Karen Beaver embarked on her fifth challenge in seven years to help raise money for two local charities by climbing India’s Stok Kangri over eight days.
She said: “It was actually very difficult compared to some of the other mountain climbs I’ve done. “The terrain was very difficult and we had to go over a glacier at one point.
“We all had to be roped together, too, which was a new experience for me.
“It was warmer on the mountain than usual. It was still cold but when the sun came up it wasn’t as bad as some of the other mountains I’ve experienced.”
Karen raised £706 for SURE, which supports the Beacon Centre at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital, and £366 for Clic Sargent, in memory of her friend’s young son.
All expenses involved in Karen’s expeditions are covered by her family business, Beaver Garages in Minehead, which means all sponsorship money is donated to the chosen charities.