Leslie Binns


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Leslie Binns Everest Challenge

Leslie Binns

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Leslie Binns is a military veteran who served with the British Army in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.  On his final tour of Afghanistan he was severely wounded by an improvised explosive device, lost the sight in one eye and received a commendation for his bravery.

After being discharged from the military Les wanted to prove that wounded soldiers could achieve the greatest heights on the planet and embarked on the most ambitious endeavour of them all: climbing Mount Everest.  After self-funding his trip and going through months of gruelling training and separation from his family Les was only 500m from the summit when another climber, a total stranger to Les, began encountering difficulties.  The full report of this incident is found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36437937.  

Les abandoned his summit attempt in order to save another life.  This was a huge personal sacrifice.  Les is, however, not a man who gives up easily and he is determined to return to the Himalayas and defeat that mountain.  For the second attempt in 2017 we need your help.  Les will be raising funds for three charities that all mean a great deal to him:

Mountain Rescue of England and Wales works tirelessly to save people who have fallen into similar kinds of trouble as the woman who Les saved on Everest.  Without their hard work far more people would die on the mountains across the British Isles.  Their link for further information is here:  http://www.mountain.rescue.org.uk

The Army Benevolent Fund is the national charity that looks after soldiers, their families and veterans who have returned from warfare.  After Les's injury and during his recuperation they provided an invaluable support to him and his family.  Read more about the vital work that they do here:  http://www.soldierscharity.org

The Dearne Valley Bulldogs is a local rugby league charity in Les's home area of South Yorkshire.  He used to play for them and now coaches and supports the team and assists with the wonderful work that they do in the community.  For further information please visit:  http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/dearnevalleybulldogs/

The funding will be split 40:40:20 between the three charities after Les's initial basic costs for his second attempt at Everest have been deducted.  

Please give generously to support this hero and champion who gave everything for his country and abandoned his dreams to save another's life on the mountain.

Recent donors

09.04.17 Saw the everest rescue episode where indian lady was rescued and summit attempt sacrificed. Legend


22.02.17 Heard your story on BBC - so inspirational! Great to be reminded of good in human nature :) Wishing you all the very best for your expedition this year. Glad to donate to such a great cause too.

25.01.17 Wonderful story of heroism on the world service. So glad you're getting another chance. Good luck.

24.01.17 I heard you on BBC World Service today Leslie. A wonderful story of human compassion that shows the British armed forces still represent the very best of Britain. I wish you luck on Everest 2017

09.01.17 Good luck fella

07.01.17 Sorry for the spelling, was very emotional at the time

07.01.17 I've just what the BBC this morning. God bless you Les.

07.01.17 I've just seen the report on BBC breakfast Amazing guy and a real hero Good luck on your second attempt

24.10.16 Well done mukka

23.10.16 Good luck

22.10.16 You are far better at climbing mountains than plastering. Best of luck second time round you have deserved an other chance at it.

19.10.16 Good Luck

12.09.16 Best of Luck

11.09.16 Scone sale proceeds !

11.09.16 Good work cous

11.09.16 Good effort Les!

10.09.16 Best of Luck you athlete...

01.09.16 Good luck simmo great cause, scotty

17.08.16 For Mark Simmen doing GNR

03.08.16 Just read your story on Trek and Mountain. Inspiring. Best wishes from a fellow mountaineer.

25.07.16 From an old couple at the Toby Carvery in Barnsley.

25.07.16 From: The Miners Rest, Barnsley

23.07.16 All the best Les love Sarah & Ray

22.07.16 Good luck leslie from goldie ex light dragoon


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