Alasdair Downes

Alasdair Downes

Alasdair Downes' Ama Dablam Adventure

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;]I am fund raising for The Helena Kennedy Foundation.[/span] [/p][p][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;]The Foundation exists to overcome social injustice by providing financial bursaries, mentoring and support to disadvantaged students from the further and adult education sectors, enabling them to complete their studies and move on successfully into employment.[/span] [/p][p] [/p][p][b][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;]My challenge is to climb Ama Dablam;[/span][/b][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;] a mountain in the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. Its main peak is 6,856 metres (22,493 ft), the lower western peak is 6,170 metres (20,243 ft). Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother ([i][lt]span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif';"[gt]ama[/span][/i]) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the [i][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif';]dablam[/span][/i], the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women.[lt]/span[gt][/p][p] [/p][p][b][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;]From 3rd - 30th November I will be flying, trekking and climbing. Followed by a little celebration.[/span][/b] [/p][p] [/p][p][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;]3rd Nov 2013 - Arrive Kathmandu (KTM).[lt]br /[gt]4th Nov 2013 - Sightseeing in KTM. Sort gear / final preparations for the expedition.[lt]br /[gt]5th Nov 2013 - Fly to Lukla (2800m) and start trekking. [lt]br /[gt]6th - 26th Nov 2013 - Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp. Rest. Train. Climb.  Climb some more.  Get back down.  Rest. Party.[lt]br /[gt]29th Nov 2013 - Fly to KTM. Sort gear. Sightseeing. Party again.[lt]br /[gt]30th Nov 2013 -  Depart KTM.  Home for a long hot bath[/span][/p][p][/p][p] [/p][p] [/p][p] [/p][p] [/p]

Event

Personal Challenge Date

30 Nov 2013

Supporters


Jan 23, 2014

Anonymous

From Learning Curve

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Dec 23, 2013

Anonymous

£40.00

plus £10.00 Gift Aid


Dec 9, 2013

Anonymous

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Dec 2, 2013

Anonymous

Well done Alasdair

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Nov 28, 2013

Anonymous

From Stuart Laverick @ Worcester College

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Nov 28, 2013

Anonymous

From Helen Mayhew @ Barnfield

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Nov 28, 2013

Anonymous

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Nov 28, 2013

Anonymous

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Nov 24, 2013

Anonymous

Fantastic Alasdair.Well done.

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Nov 14, 2013

Nick Hughes

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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