SUPPORT OUR PARAS is a charity which supports The Parachute Regiment through the welfare of serving soldiers and families and those affected by recent operations, and through the maintenance of its regimental efficiency, ethos, spirit and heritage. SUPPORT OUR PARAS is the trading name of The Parachute Regiment Charity Ltd, registered as Charity No 1131977 and at Companies House No 07005997
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Team Aconcagua's fundraising page

Martin Hewitt

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A team of disabled adventurers are on a mission to be the first disabled team in history to complete the notorious Grand Slam. Very few adventurers have completed all stages of this impressive feat, which entails summiting the highest peak on each of the 7 continents and walking unsupported to the geographic North and South Poles. The Adaptive Grand Slam team will learn to climb using modified techniques and equipment in order to take on the world’s most challenging mountains. This evolving team is comprised of disabled adventurers, professional mountaineers and expedition leaders and supportive members of the extreme adventure community.

Aconcagua in Argentina is the highest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemisphere. The mountain has a number of glaciers, of which the most well-known is the Polish Glacier, favoured as a common route of ascent. Technically the climb is not as complicated as some of the other seven summits, however, the atmospheric pressure is only 40% of sea-level and altitude sickness poses a real challenge, as does the cold weather. Cold related injuries are common on this mountain. The AGS team will need to train to correctly acclimatise for this climb, and ensure that they are equipped with high quality protective kit as their injuries will be hypersensitive in such adverse conditions.

Three of our team are ex-PARAS so we would like to raise some money for SUPPORT OUR PARAS.  Our target is £1 for every metre the mountain is high!

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07.01.17 good luck

07.01.17 Give it some lads god luck and take care

21.12.16 Good luck

13.12.16 have a good time

12.12.16 every little helps,

12.12.16 Good luck guys. Reg Reg Reg


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