Climbing Mont Blanc for The Royal Marines
Mar 29, 2019
Mont Blanc is arguably the most dangerous mountain in the world, claiming as many as 8,000 deaths to date and kills more people than any other mountain.
We are very excited to announce that our very own Ben May will be taking part in this amazing challenge in August, Challenge Mont Blanc 2019.
The challenge was set up by Dean Burchell from DB Fitness and Nutrition. The mission is to take a six-man team and summit Europe’s highest mountain under the leadership of Baz Gray from Challenge Antartica. As two former Royal Marines, the team are raising money for The Royal Marines Charity.
The Royal Marines Charity has among the widest purposes of any service charity in that it looks after both serving and retired Royal Marines, and their dependents – this converts into some 125,000 potential beneficiaries. They seek to support our wounded and injured in any way they can and also seek to improve the quality of life for each and every Royal Marine.
Ben has known Dean for a number of years, so when Dean was looking for volunteers Ben decided to put himself forward, without knowing what he was letting himself in for! As well as Ben, joining Dean and Baz will be Spencer Wilson, Jack Llewellyn and Mike Dingle.
The week commencing 12th August is when they will be heading off to start their challenge for real. The climb will take roughly 2-3 days, but conditions can be unpredictable. Training has now begun, and you can follow their progress on the Facebook page here
Please support this amazing challenge and help raise as much as you can for The Royal Marines Charity and Rock 2 Recovery UK. Click here to donate