Charity Climbing News - September 2011

Charity Climbs, Fundraising Climbs and Climbs for a Cause

Inspiring News & Stories from Around the World

September 2011

Every year hundreds of climbers around the world climb mountains for a cause, or climb for charity. Climb for Change is the global hub for news of charity climbing events, climbs for a cause and fund-raising climbs. If you have news of your own climb for charity or climb for a cause, please contact us, and we will post your story on our charity climbing news page.

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Zimbabwean women to climb Kilimanjaro for charity

The South African - 30 Sep, 2011
Zimbabwean born Pamela Samasuwo-Nyawiri, fundraising director of 3Thirtyseven is set to climb mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for a Zim charity. The team at 3Thirtyseven is bringing together a diverse mix of women from Africa to take part in a two week climb, the first of its kind; this challenge will donate 100% of its proceeding to the charity of their choice. Begining on 1 September 2012 for two weeks, this expedition will help alleviate poverty in Africa by inviting women of African heritage to take part. Speaking on the challenge, Daphne Kasambala, finance director for 3Thirtyseven said, "Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro will be memorable, but to be able to experience it with other inspiring ...

Climbing for a cause: CRC promotes women’s health

University of Northern Colorado Mirror - 30 Sep, 2011
The UNC Campus Recreation Center offered women extra perks to get motivated to maintain their health Wednesday in celebration of the nationwide Women's Health and Fitness Day. Women were given free access to the University of Northern Colorado's CRC facilities all day, as well as free admission to the group fitness classes. "This is an annual event around the nation that focuses on and hopes to get serious attention and just hopes to be a reminder for women that they need to take good care of themselves and keep aware of their health and fitness," said LeeAnne Kosovich, graduate assistant for Wellness and Nutrition. ...

Win A Free Kilimanjaro Climb For East Africa Disaster Relief

Online PR News (press release) - 29 Sep, 2011
Private Kilimanjaro is today launching its annual charity challenge which gives charity fundraisers the chance to win a free Kilimanjaro climb by coming up with the most fun idea for a charity climb. This year we are giving away four free climbs and to be eligible climbers have to commit to raise funds for the East Africa Disaster Relief. Last year we gave away three climbs to teams from Man City who are holding a 5-a-side match on the summit, a group from London who are all climbing dressed as comic book heroes and a crazy group from Birmingham who are carrying a bobsleigh to the summit to stage a rerun of the cult film Cool Runnings. ...

VCFD team wins charity stair climb race

Ventura County Star - 29 Sep, 2011
A team of firefighters from the Ventura County Fire Department recently won a charity race up 75 flights of stairs to the top of the tallest building on the West Coast. Firefighters Peter Botz, Nick Cleary, Jeff Golden and Clint Hull took first place Sept. 23 in the team "high rise hero-full gear" category of the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA Stair Climb for Los Angeles, according to the YMCA. Racers in the event climb 1,500 stairs to the top of Los Angeles' U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi, according to the event's Web page. ...

Ben Nevis charity climb

North Wales Weekly News - Richard Evans - 29 Sep, 2011
A group of construction workers will scale Britain's highest mountain to raise money for cancer research. The workers at AW Lloyd Construction aim to climb Ben Nevis next May in a bid to raise as much money as possible for both St David's Hospice and Cancer Research. Several of the group have been touched by cancer in the past year and want to do something to help battle the disease. ...

PM Third Annual Charity Climb in Mt. Pulag rescheduled to November 19-20, 2011

Pinoy Mountaineer - 28 Sep, 2011
Today, I informed the participants of the Third Annual Charity Climb in Mt. Pulag through the Climb Secretariat that the climb this weekend has been rescheduled to November 19-20, 2011, due to the threat of another typhoon, Quiel. The Charity Climb in Mt. Ugo, on October 8-9, will proceed as scheduled. I am making an appeal to participants to stay with us in the rescheduled climb, as all of you will still have confirmed slots in the said climb. With this development, slots are once more open to those who still wish to join this event and advocacy. ...

Kilimanjaro Charity Climb for Barnsley Hospice

Adventures Within Reach - 27 Sep, 2011
Last winter, Adventures Within Reach announced that a group from the U. K. will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro this fall as a charity event to raise money for the Barnsley Hospice, an organization that provides compassionate end-of-life care in the South Yorkshire region of England. We interviewed Ken Eastwood, the trip’s organizer and the Barnsley Council's Assistant Director, about this impressive group charity event. Barnsley Council has a strong history of supporting the Hospice through charitable activities, including walking events over the last couple of years. ...

Mayor opens BT Tower charity climb

Camden Council - 27 Sep, 2011
The Mayor of Camden, Councillor Abdul Quadir opened a charity BT Tower climb on Saturday 24 September by cheering on the first teams to set off. More than 70 people climbed the 842 steps to the top of the tower to raise money for Action on Hearing Loss, the Mayor’s chosen charity for 2011/12. Climbers included teams from PH Media and Ernst and Young and are expected to raise £12,000. The Mayor is working with Action on Hearing loss ...

Casey (9) on top of world after Ben Nevis charity climb

Hucknall Today - 26 Sep, 2011
A nine-year-old girl from Hucknall is feeling on top of the world - after completing a stamina-sapping climb to the summit of Britain's highest mountain for charity. Casey Jones, of Common Lane, took on the ascent of Ben Nevis in Scotland along with her parents, Karen and Ivan Jones (both 41). The youngster scaled the 4,409 feet in aid of the Neuroblastoma Society, which was created to fund research into a rare form of childhood cancer. Casey was inspired to launch the challenge because a friend had the illness when she was two-and-a-half years old and has now recovered. ...

Injured Royal Marines Climb Snowdon for Charity

Just Plymouth - 24 Sep, 2011
Royal Marines from Hasler Company at HM Naval Base, Devonport, have conquered Mount Snowdon to help support their colleagues. Major Steve Melbourne, Officer Commanding Hasler Company, said: "The climb took the group two hours 20 minutes to complete, but owing to the limitations of some of the lads, they took more than three hours to return to the vehicles at the finish. This was a huge achievement for many of these lads who are recovering from long-term complex injuries and illnesses." A special mention is made of the Hasler Company unofficial mascot Roly - a rescue dog and honorary Marine - who has significant physical difficulties, a ...

Braintree: Trekkers to scale heights of Kilimanjaro

Braintree and Witham Times - 23 Sep, 2011
Three trekkers will scale the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for an array of charities. David Huxter, of Hazel Grove, Braintree, is taking part in the almost 6,000 metre climb in Tanzania in aid of the Braintree Youth Project Charity and Wateraid. His friends Mark and Claire Heasman, of Cressing, will be joining him on the charity climb to raise funds for adventure days out for disadvantaged children. ...

Brother and sister put their hearts into charity climb

The Bolton News - 21 Sep, 2011
A fashion store manager is set to scale Africa's highest mountain in aid of a heart research charity and in memory of a much-loved grandmother. Dominique Lammas, of Breightmet, will trek up Kilimanjaro with her 18-yearold brother, Jordan, to raise money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The trip, which starts on Saturday, will have special significance because their grandmother, Margaret Joyce Lammas, from Bolton, died from heart disease five years ago, aged 72. She said: "One of the hardest things so far has been the fundraising because we have needed to raise £3,800 each to do it." "We are still raising money and that will continue after we get back." ...

Kilimanjaro conquered for charity

Sherwood Park News - Ben Proulx - 20 Sep, 2011
This may be the only situation in life where a Miley Cyrus lyric will hold an actual literal meaning: "Life's a climb." That was hard to even spit out without a heart-wrenching pain flowing through the body, but for one Sherwood Park resident, it couldn't be more true. Kendra Kincade recently returned to solid ground after the climb of a lifetime. She joined a group of 36 others for a climb that began in August, taking on Mount Kilimanjaro - a 5,895-metre summit in Africa. The climb was a personal accomplishment, with eight of the original participants having to turn back before reaching the peak, but ...

Charity climb for York university worker

The Press, York - Jennifer Bell - 20 Sep, 2011
A research assistant in York has raised more than £2000 for a children's charity by climbing the world's highest freestanding mountain. Rachael McCool, of Heslington, scaled the 19300ft Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, to raise funds for the Child's i Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping abandoned babies in Uganda. Despite admitting that she struggled to breath during the initial stage of the seven-day expedition, Rachael managed to get to the peak of the summit and described the experience as "absolutely amazing". ...

Climbing for a Cause

Go Girl Magazine - 19 Sep, 2011
I was climbing for the Right to Live Association, a Cairo-based charity for the intellectually disabled. I had been looking for a way to approach Kili for a few years and it was after I moved to the Middle East and in the height of the Arab Spring that I finally found my cause. I wanted to support a local company and aspects of civil society that could be adversely affected by political transition. Paying for my trek and raising money for a worthy charity was ...

Six more slots for the Third Annual Charity Climb in Mt. Pulag from October 1-2, 2011!

Pinoy Mountaineer - 19 Sep, 2011
With the withdrawal of participation of some participants, PinoyMountaineer.com is pleased to open up more slots for the Third Annual Charity Climb in Mt. Pulag from October 1-2, 2011! Out of 30 slots, 24 have been confirmed so six slots are still available. The slots for the Mt. Ugo climb, from October 8-9, 2011 have already been taken. ...

Coventry businessmen planning charity mountain climb

Coventry Telegraph - 19 Sep, 2011
Two intrepid fundraisers from a Binley company are to climb one of the world's best known mountains in a bid to raise vital cash for cancer sufferers. Simon Rowland and Simon Dean, chief executive officer and technical director of Customer Research Technology, based in Harry Weston Road, are setting off on their trek on September 14. They hope to conquer the Pointe Percée mountain - which is almost 9,000 feet - in less than 14 hours. "We are really looking forward to the challenge,"...

Models pucker up for charity climb

Herald.ie - 19 Sep, 2011
A few lucky Dublin men will get the chance to kiss Ireland's top models on Thursday. Roz Purcell, Daniella Moyles, Georgia Salpa, Louise Johnston and Lynn Kelly will all be ready to sell their kiss this week, in order to raise funds for their climb up Kilimanjaro. The event, which takes place at Copan in Rathmines from 9pm, will be hosted by TV3's Sinead Desmond and lucky guests will get the chance to join their favourite model on the 'kissing stand', where they can pay for a smooch. The girls have already raised more than €10,000 but are hoping to raise some more funds for the Make-A-Wish foundation....

Weymouth schoolboy plans next mountain charity climb

Dorset Echo - 19 Sep, 2011
A Weymouth schoolboy is planning his next charity climb just days after conquering a Scottish mountain. Wyke Regis schoolboy Reid Hutchinson raised £930 during the three-and-a-half mile climb with his parents Claire and James. The wannabe Royal Marine climbed Scotland's Ben Lomond for the charity Help for Heroes. It took the Hutchinson family six hours to reach the summit and four hours to descend the 974 metres (3,196ft) high mountain. ...

Patron Capital: Simultaneous Charity Climb

MarketWatch (press release) - 19 Sep, 2011
Keith Breslauer, Managing Director of Patron Capital, will next week take on one of the most challenging rock climbs in the world, ascending the vertical 'Nose' route of El Capitan in the Yosemite National Park in California. At the same time, around 30 disabled Royal Marine veterans will climb Mount Snowdon, in North Wales. Keith's previous climbs include Mont Blanc, The Matterhorn and Mount Kilimanjaro. With this, his most challenging expedition yet, Keith is hoping to raise over GBP 20,000, with all funds going directly to The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, which supports the rehabilitation and reintegration of marines who have suffered life-changing injuries. ...

Durham pensioner's charity bridge climb Down Under

The Northern Echo - 19 Sep, 2011
A pensioner is travelling half-way round the world to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge in aid of a North-East hospice. Ken Allday, 79, will take on the Australian challenge in November, to raise money for St Cuthbert's Hospice, in Durham City, where his late wife, Joan, spent her final days last year. Mr Allday, a retired firefighter from Newton Hall, Durham, said: "Joan loved the hospice - she called it next door to heaven and described the staff as angels. "I wanted to do something totally unique to give back to them for everything they did for Joan and everything they continue to do for me." Mr Allday will be joined by ...

Little walkers charity climb

Bakewell Today - 19 Sep, 2011
Two intrepid youngsters have climbed Mount Snowdon to raise funds for sick children. Molly Ross, six, and her four-year-old brother Charlie of Bonsall, joined their parents Lara and Ewen and one-year-old sister Florence to climb to the top of the highest mountain in Wales. The youngsters did the trek in three hours and 15 minutes to raise money for Starlight Children's Foundation, a charity which grants wishes of a lifetime to seriously and terminally ill children. ...

Peak fitness: Brownstown man's charity climb of Kilimanjaro

Meath Chronicle - 19 Sep, 2011
James Carroll, from Brownstown, Navan, recently returned from Africa where he completed a climb of Kilimanjaro in aid of SOSAD, the suicide awareness charity. He was one of a group of 33 people, from Meath, Sligo, Cavan, Dublin, Tipperary and Clare aged from 16 to their mid-50s, who took part in the adventure. James, from Veldonstown, made it to the 19,300 feet summit on 4th July at 7.30am. Over €5,200 has been raised for SOSAD Ireland, with more coming in, and he has thanked everyone who got involved in helping to fundraise and all those who supported the cause....

Jersey Challenge: Pastry chef rises to the occasion

Hamilton Spectator - 19 Sep, 2011
Ron Reeleder, 50, takes his charity crusades to great heights. In the past two years, he's climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Everest in the name of Multiple Sclerosis research. Next on his list is a trek to Peru to conquer Machu Picchu on Oct. 10. Through a company called Original Trails, the MS Society organizes the trips and three years ago, Reeleder became a contributor. Each climb costs about $2,500 out of his pocket. Over the past two years he's raised $30,000 for MS. He also started Hockey Jersey's for Charity, completed the bicycle Ride To Conquer Cancer, and donates proceeds ...

Shefford man has a mountain to climb for charity

Biggleswade Today - 19 Sep, 2011
A soldier of the future will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of the Help for Heroes charity. John Moakes, who lives in Ampthill Road, Shefford is hoping to join the Army and will be doing the sponsored climb next March. John, 25, who is currently working as an IT technician will soon be going through the Army's trial and selection process. "Help for Heroes is a charity that I have supported for a long time and as I am hoping to join the Army it seemed like the right cause to raise money for."...

I'm climbing an active volcano

Worcester News - 19 Sep, 2011
A daredevil dad is climb ing an active volcano to raise money for a charity which helps people with the same debilitating condition suffered by his late mum. Jonathan Small, of Upper Street, Defford, near Pershore, lost his mum Pat Small 16 years ago when scleroderma caused her kidneys to fail. He was unable to complete a fund-raising enterprise because of his own health problems but this month he plans to make up for it. To raise funds for the Raynaud's & Scleroderma Association, Mr Small volunteered to do a charity trek with a team of husky dogs across Lapland which featured in ...

Charity worker prepares for Everest climb

Haringey Independent - 19 Sep, 2011
A Charity worker is climbing the highest mountain in the world next month to raise awareness of the plight of women in war-torn countries. Nora Russell is one of ten women climbing to Mount Everest base camp, at a height of 5300ft, for charity Women to Women International. Leading the group, which set out on October 5, will be explorer Susan Harper Todd, one of only five women to have stood on the summit of Everest. ...

Bad weather scuppers gutsy cllr's latest challenge

Dudley News - 19 Sep, 2011
A Dynamic Dudley councillor was just minutes away from being mountain rescued when bad weather scuppered his latest charity challenge. Councillor Steve Waltho had been intent on climbing seven 4000-foot peaks in the remotest parts of Scotland in just ...

Blogger of the week, Tom Denham from the Careers blog

Albany Times Union (blog) - 19 Sep, 2011
This past summer I raised over $3000 to benefit Girls Inc. as part of a charity climb of Mount Shasta. I made it to the top, but came down with altitude sickness. That was no fun! My 11 year old daughter, Rachel, and I have summited 73 peaks together. ...

Pershore podiatrist climbs volcano for charity

Evesham Journal - 19 Sep, 2011
A Podiatrist who lives near Pershore is putting his best foot forward to raise funds for charity. Jonathan Small sets off today on an ice-climbing trek across one of the highest active volcanos in the world. He's climbing Cotopaxi in Ecuador to raise ...

Mountain climb for forces charity

BBC News - 19 Sep, 2011
Two University of Exeter students have raised money for armed forces charities by climbing 283 mountains in Scotland. Tom O'Connell, 24, from Looe, Cornwall and 21-year-old Alex Robinson, from Newbury in Berkshire, climbed the mountains - or munros - in 48 days. - in 48 days. The Munro Mission was part of the Dec Aid appeal to raise money for British armed forces charities. The pair were joined by the relatives of armed forces personnel who lost their lives in Afghanistan. During the climbs, each mountain was dedicated to a serviceman or woman killed there over the past 10 years.The climb raised more than £33,000 for the charity appeal which currently stands at £100,000. ...

Snows Group's Directors raise more than £20,000 in Kilimanjaro Charity Climb

Snows Group - 16 Sep, 2011
Southampton-based Snows Group's Chairman Stephen Snow and Group Board Director Neil McCue, who also heads up the five-strong Volvo division, made the gruelling climb to Kilimanjaro's summit and raised more than £20,000 for a local children's charity in the process. The pair formed part of Wave 105's ten-day expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's highest free-standing mountain at 5896 metres (19,341 feet), with the station’s Managing Director Martin Ball. Stephen and Neil undertook a rigorous training schedule prior to the climb which saw them raise an impressive £21,000 so far for Cash for Kids, Wave 105's charity which fundraises for sick and underprivileged children in the community...

Walking with the Wounded Charity Plans to Climb Mount Everest in Effort to Bring US, UK Veterans Together

Fox Nes Insider - 14 Sep, 2011
In April, a group of wounded British Military veterans - part of the charity Walking with the Wounded - became the first group of war-wounded amputees to reach the North Pole. The major challenges of the expedition were worrying about how prosthetics would hold up in the cold, as well as the constant fear of frost bite - but it turned out to be a success. Now, a new team of veterans has set out to climb Mount Everest. ...

Climb Every Mountain (But Train Hard First)

Wall Street Journal (blog) - 12 Sep, 2011
The climb was the sixth devoted to Climb for Kids, a charity he founded. Mr. Davidson lives in Bernardsville, NJ, and works in Parsippany, NJ Mr. Davidson begins training for a climb 12 weeks out. He focuses on strengthening major muscles that he will ...

Brett Wilson's not-so-risky business

Globe and Mail - 12 Sep, 2011
His well-documented philanthropic efforts have included shaving his head to support a cancer charity and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Alzheimer's research. "Once I realized I could juggle a lot of things, I decided to direct that ability toward ...

84-Year-Old Set to Become Oldest to Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro

PR Web (press release) - 12 Sep, 2011
Her company is arranging to document Byerley's climb in order to fulfill the stringent criteria required by Guinness World RecordsTM. Byerley won the Adventures Within Reach trip at a charity auction for the Galena Lodge, located near Sun Valley, ...

Ben Nevis peak inspires Kilimanjaro climb

Skyport Heathrow - 12 Sep, 2011
"It was extremely hard, it was even harder coming down it took 5 hours climbing down-totalling 10 ½!" The family are now hoping to go to Kilimanjaro next year and raise mountains of cash for charity.

Dentist Jatin aims high to help charity

This Is Lancashire - 12 Sep, 2011
A DENTIST is preparing to climb the highest mountain in Africa to raise money for charity. Jatin Gupta, aged 32, works at Instore Dental Bolton, within Sainsbury's supermarket in Trinity Street. Tomorrow he will embark on a six-day trek to climb the ...

Westbury family climbs peaks to help hospital

Wiltshire Times - 12 Sep, 2011
Phillip and Karen Muchamore-Knight, along with 10-year-old son Joshua and one-year-old Archie, took on the Three Peaks Challenge of climbing the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in three days to raise funds for the charity Cots for Tots ...

Auditel Franchisee David Powell to conquer Kilimanjaro for Charity

Prfire (press release) - 12 Sep, 2011
The charity provides essential services and support to children with cancer and their families. Kilimanjaro is sometimes seen as the 'easiest' of the seven continental peaks, because there is no technical climbing with ropes or crampons. ...

East Kilbride man to climb Ben A'an for charity

STV Local - 12 Sep, 2011
An East Kilbride man has set himself a doubly difficult challenge - lose weight and fundraise for a charity close to his heart. George Ferguson, 56, will this month climb Ben A'an with four friends in a ...

Shefford man has a mountain to climb for charity

Biggleswade Today - 12 Sep, 2011
A SOLDIER of the future will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of the Help for Heroes charity. John Moakes, who lives in Ampthill Road, Shefford is hoping to join the Army and will be doing the sponsored climb next March. John, 25, who is currently ...

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Chris O'Grady
September 30, 2011