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Robin Hanbury-Tenison & Team Survival

Team Survival


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Raised offline: £0.00

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[p][span=font-family: Cambria; color: #1a1a1a; font-size: 10pt;]To celebrate my 80th year, I completed a series of eight challenges in 2015, one for each decade, to raise much needed funds for Survival International - the global movement for tribal peoples' rights.[/span][/p][p][span=font-family: Cambria; color: #1a1a1a; font-size: 10pt;]Survival, the charity I helped co-found in 1969, is the cause closest to my heart. I started with the London Marathon in April - which I must admit was no walk in the park at over 26 miles! I did it in 6 hours and 21 minutes![/span][/p][p][span=font-family: Cambria; color: #1a1a1a; font-size: 10pt;]In June, I completed my first Sky Dive! It was terrifying and immensely invigorating, especially as we had to wait for 8 hours at tiny Perranporth Aerodrome for the clouds to clear![/span][/p][p][span=font-family: Cambria; color: #1a1a1a; font-size: 10pt;]I also climbed Snowdon (1085m), Carrauntoohil (1038m), Ben Nevis (1344m), Sca Fell (964m), and abseiled down the James Hall Shaft. Crawling through caves and tunnels and wading through  neck-high cold water was one of the toughest and scariest things I've done in my life! It took me 6 and a half hours to reach open air again.[/span][/p][p][span=font-family: Cambria; color: #1a1a1a; font-size: 10pt;]For my eighth and final challenge I planned to waterski across the English Channel in an attempt to break a world record - to become the oldest person to waterski the Channel. Unfortunately the conditions were terrible. We encountered waves over 6 feet high, I was defeated! The following week though, I waterskied 21 miles along the Cornish coast and so proved that I could have made it to France if it had been calmer.[/span][/p][p][span=font-family: Cambria; color: #1a1a1a; font-size: 10pt;]These challenges, one for each decade of my life, are my way of acknowledging Survival's incredible work and leaving a legacy for future generations.[/span][/p][p][span=font-family: Cambria; color: #1a1a1a; font-size: 10pt;][lt]span style="color: #1a1a1a; font-family: Cambria, serif; font-size: 13px; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; widows: 2;"[gt]Having survived my eight fundraisers for Survival, I decided to add two extra challenges: firstly in January 2016 I skied the vertical height of two Mt Blancs (9720 m) downhill in one day, which is nearly 1000m more than Everest; and finally, over my 80th birthday on 7 May 2016, I rode across Scotland on my last two Camargue horses with Louella and a lot of friends - and reached my target on my birthday![/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=font-family: Cambria; color: #1a1a1a; font-size: 10pt;]I hope that my efforts will inspire Survival supporters, both young and old, to take action for tribal peoples. Survival relies entirely on the generosity of the public to fund its urgent work.[/span][/p][p][span=font-family: Cambria; color: #1a1a1a; font-size: 10pt;]Please sponsor me whatever you can - no amount is too small.[/span][/p][p][span=font-family: Cambria; color: #1a1a1a; font-size: 10pt;]Many thanks,[/span][/p][p][span=font-family: Cambria; color: #1a1a1a; font-size: 10pt;]Robin[/span][/p][p][/p][p][lt]br /[gt][b]Survival International[/b][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Survival is the global movement for tribal peoples' rights.  We're the only organisation that champions tribal peoples around the world. We help them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][b][lt]br /[gt]Robin Hanbury-Tenison [/b][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Robin Hanbury-Tenison, OBE, (b. 1936) is one of the founders and President of Survival International. Named by the Sunday Times (in 1982) as "the greatest explorer of the past 20 years" and as one of the 1000 "Makers of the 20th Century" in 1991, he has been on more than 30 expeditions including Survival's first ever field expedition visiting dozens of Indian peoples in 1971 at the invitation of the Brazilian government. His conclusions laid the groundwork for the international campaign for Brazilian Indians. He is a Gold Medallist of the Royal Geographical Society.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

07 May 2016


Jun 30, 2016


May 26, 2016

John and Mary Ashworth


May 21, 2016

Audrey & Robin Colson



plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 18, 2016

Clare Dixon

Unbelievably impressed by your antics Robin...maybe I ought to renew my gym membership! Congratulations!! Clare


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 18, 2016

John Hare

Well done, Robin


May 16, 2016

Simon Trehane

Many congratulations on all fronts (and heights and depths)!


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 13, 2016


Well done Robin and Louella


plus £50.00 Gift Aid

May 12, 2016

Len Croney

Well done Robin. Another one under your belt.


plus £50.00 Gift Aid

May 7, 2016

Georgia Grimond

Brilliant work! Keep it up and Happy Birthday! xx


plus £20.00 Gift Aid

May 6, 2016

Will and Sarah Worsley

Too inspiring! Best of luck


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