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Mentally ill Roy climbs the Matterhorn - 14,692 ft (4,478 m)
The Challenge
Climbing the mighty Matterhorn in the swiss alps. Summit day will be the hardest physically gruelling day of my life, and as an ex British Forces Soldier I know what I am talking about.
The Charity
My girlfriend is Type1 (insulin dependant) diabetic. I want to help others less fortunate. I aim to raise £961.23 to provide insulin, test strips, test meter and syringes which will keep a child in Ecuador alive for a year. There is no NHS there and the country is very poor, kids are dying all the time.
The Training
This all started as a vision in a dream in 2008 of the mountain, I went and attempted it solo in 2010, but too many avalanches, rockfall and hailstorms. Then last month, one of Britain's best climbers, world-renowned extreme alpinist and big wall climber Jerry Gore, who is also type 1 diabetic, heard of my fundraising effort and kindly offering his time and expertise, at his own expense, putting himself in considerable danger to "take me to the top". I have only a month to get as fit as I can.