A year or so ago Chairman Mark Bailey of Trade Centre Wales and his wife Rhiannon took on Machu Picchu. The Chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union, David Pickering, had recruited a team of former players and business colleagues to scale the 2,430 meter high peak of Machu Picchu in Peru to raise money for the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children).
They Trekked through rain Forests and jungle to reach the sacred lost city of the Incas to secure up to 100,000 pound for NSPCC Cymru/Wales Building Brighter Futures appeal, to establish a major, new child protection centre in Cardiff.
Mark and Rhiannon alone raised an incredible 24,108 pound between them and now it?s time to do it all over again. This year Mark and Rhiannon are now off to Everest to help raise another 24,108 pound and hopefully a lot more all in the name of the NSPCC.
Mount Everest is the earth?s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) above sea level. Located in the Mahalangur Section of the Himalayas. Everest attracts many well-experienced mountaineers as well as capable climbers willing to hire professional guides. While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route, Everest presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather and wind.
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