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Bryanston Governor ascends the height of Mount Everest on skis for Dementia UK
Our esteemed Governor Rupert Swallow has successfully climbed Mount Everest on skis, raising more than £17,400 for Dementia UK.
As part of a team, ‘Team Excalibur’, consisting of Jonathan Day, Rupert Swallow and David Evans, the group took on the ultimate winter sports endurance challenge, known as ‘Everest in the Alps’.
Rupert commented: “After four very gruelling days of over 10 hours each of endless trudging uphill, we crossed the finish line with huge smiles on our faces. It has been an amazing event, testing all of us in so many ways, including lack of sleep due to the altitude. Our team spirit really helped get us through and a huge thanks to everyone for their support thus far.”
Team Excalibur took on the 32 hours of uphill ski touring in the Swiss Alps. Each day they climbed between 2,000 and 2,500m to reach the overall target of 8,848m. The average time out on the snow was 8 hours a day and altitudes of up to 3,500m.
Dementia UK is a charity providing support to families affected by dementia. We are all so proud of you, Rupert!