Mount Aconcagua climb for The Passage

Aconcagua summitThere are many ways to help raise money for The Passage and this year, Patrick Cusworth undertook a unique challenge to support us: climbing Mount Aconcagua.  At 6,962 metres high, it is the highest mountain in the Americas, and the highest in the world outside the Himalayas.  Reaching Aconcagua’s summit was the culmination of a two-and-a-half week climb by Patrick and his team.

Patrick said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have reached the summit of Aconcagua, which has been a major ambition for some time now. However, I am even more excited to have received so much support in the form of sponsorship for The Passage, and still hope to reach the target of raising £1,000 for this fantastic charity.

“The climb was long and tiring, especially in the high camps (the three camps of 5,000 metres and higher), where the altitude meant that performing even the most mundane task could prove exhausting. In particular, the long traverse trail leading to the final summit climb was so rough and slippery that it seemed I needed to take three steps just to travel one! As tough as the climb was, the view from – and feeling at – the summit was incredible, and something I will remember for a very long time.

“All that remains is for me to ask as many supporters as possible to sponsor me to help The Passage, which does such important work for London’s homeless.”

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Patrick for completing this incredible feat to raise money for us.  To help him reach his target of £1000, and to read more about Patrick’s successful climb, go to: http://www.justgiving.com/Patriccus

If you have an idea of something you’d like to do to raise money for us, give us a call or email info@passage.org.uk

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