Andrew Sets His Sights High

We have another amazing challenge to tell you about! Andrew Caple, Head of Business Systems at Rowan House, reveals what he’s getting up to this summer…

View of the Matterhorn from Zermatt

The Matterhorn – East and North side viewed from Zermatt. Picture Credit: Marcel Wiesweg via wikimedia

The Matterhorn… 14,620ft… The Swiss Alps

In early August 2014 I will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime by spending a week climbing in the Alps culminating in an ascent of the Matterhorn, the most iconic mountain in the Swiss Alps.

I will be attempting this challenge in my late grandmother’s memory by fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society, who are leading the fight against dementia related illnesses through research, care and support for dementia sufferers.

Climbing in Scotland

Andrew training in Scotland, February 2014

The Matterhorn is located in the border between Switzerland and Italy; it is primarily a rock climb with some steep sections of snow and ice.

At 14,620 feet the route is a serious undertaking with considerable exposure and the round trip up and down takes about 10 to 12 hours climbing. In order to acclimatise to climbing at altitude I will be spending the previous week climbing various routes in the Mont Blanc range in the French Alps.

I have spent the last year planning and training for this challenge, however its difficulty is not to be underestimated.

If you would like to show your support for this most worthwhile of causes then you can donate through my Just Giving page by following the link.

Many thanks for taking the time to read about my challenge.

Good luck Andrew – let us know how you get on! This promises to be an adventure worth telling everyone about when you get back 🙂

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One Response to Andrew Sets His Sights High

  1. Mark Cashmore, Chief Executive says:

    That’s one serious climb! Good luck Andrew and let us know how you get on.

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