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What is ESLtwelve?

In July 2012, British mountaineers Jon Gupta & Nick Valentine, will attempt to complete one of the world’s hardest mountaineering challenges: The Snow Leopard Award – five x 7000m peaks, back to back in Alpine Style!!

This will be a BRITISH FIRST completion of the award and should they achieve this in their time of just 40 days frame… a WORLD FASTEST - which currently belongs to legendary climber Denis Urubko.

To read more about the expedition click here! Follow us on twitter @esltwleve here!

Why are we doing it?

Our aim is to inspire and motivate people, young people in particular, to believe that anything is possible and that they too can achieve their wildest dreams.

Jon Gupta and Nick Valentine are two of Britain’s most promising up and coming mountaineers. With major ascents all around the world including Alaska, Nepal and The Alps they are ready to make history. Jon and Nick have been climbing together for a number of years, and after a great week in the Alps last year decided it was time for the next big thing!

We both wanted to do something really big; to go very high, fast and light, and to make British mountaineering history

To read more about our charities and Nicks charity click here
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Why dyslexia?

Aged 9 I was diagnosed with dyslexia and began attending a dyslexia centre in Bristol twice a week for the next 3 years. This really helped and with the support and positive encouragement from my family I went on to gain good results though my school life. I still am dyslexic and always will be but I have learnt to use my strengths in order to achieve my dreams and set my goals. I want to give something back and hopefully help other individuals who struggle with learning difficulties.

£10,000?!

Well, simply - I want to raise a huge amount to really make a difference, and YOU can be apart of this!

There are many ways you could donate – here are some examples using various figures from the trip!

* There are 5 mountains – so per mountain eg, £10 per mountain = £50
* We will be climbing aprox 16,000m of ascent! (Twice the hight of Everest!) eg, 1p a meter = £160
* We are aiming for 40 days eg, £1 a day = £40
* OR - Any donation = very much appreciated, thank you :)

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

Raising money for

Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia Action

Charity Registration No. 268502, Scotland SCO39177

1 in 10 people in the UK are affected by dyslexia, which can impact all areas of life, not just reading and writing. It can cause low self esteem, anxiety and even depression if unidentified. Your donations allow us to change the lives of people with dyslexia through our centres and outposts.

Donations 51

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A really inspiring challenge, sorry I forgot to sponsor you sooner though, better late than never

Donation by Elsie Riley on 09/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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What a challenge! We hope that you have a great experience.

Donation by Brian and Marion Goalby on 14/08/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Amazing adventure and amazing charity, all the best Guppers.

Donation by Sarah Eaton on 25/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck mate - looks awesome! x

Donation by Matthew Evans on 15/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck - we will be watching your progress!!! What an experience! Lots of love, Gemma & Damien xx

Donation by Gemma & Damien on 15/07/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Good luck Jon! Hope it goes really well and we look forward to hearing all about your adventures when you get back. Much love Hilary and Peter vxx

Donation by Hilary Craig on 14/07/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Keep safe and have an epic time guys!

Donation by Laura Heal on 13/07/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Hope this helps to make the further 11 hours stuck in Azerbaijan a little easier. Proud of you Jon

Donation by Jon Craig on 13/07/12

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An amazing challenge to take on. Keep safe and have a great time. Look forward to seeing the photographs. Lots of Love

Donation by Ray & Lin on 12/07/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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You're an inspiration! Have an amazing time and come back safe xx

Donation by Lucy Farmer on 12/07/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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This will be a test of physical resolve and mental endurance of epic proportions - and the very best of luck to you both. Dan & Ann

Donation by Dan Parry on 11/07/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Jon and team. Keep it real and stay safe! Have a brilliant time!

Donation by Scott Mackenzie on 11/07/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Jon lad :) You'll smash those mountains with ease! I'll congratulate you on your return with a Malibu and coke!! Stay safe xx

Donation by Nicola Wightman and Laura Walsh on 10/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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You will be STRONG.

Donation by Tom Snell on 10/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Jon boy! I hope everything goes superbly and please take care. The challenge is incredible, looking forward to your updates. Best of luck!

Donation by Mark Finney on 10/07/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Good luck Jon & Co., and (most importantly) have an awesome time! I'll be keeping an eye on progress from the good ol' US of A ;) Amazing work, guys x

Donation by Kate Davies on 10/07/12

£50.00

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What an amazing challenge! Stay safe and GOOD LUCK!

Donation by Nikki Barnard on 09/07/12

£10.00

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Good Luck Jon and what an amazing challenge. We will be following your every step and please stay safe from Marcus Williams & Sarah Hall

Donation by Marcus Williams & Sarah Hall on 08/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck, I think what you are doing is awesome! X

Donation by Kat Sweet on 07/07/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 06/07/12

£1.00

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I hope it goes amazingly well Jon :) Good luck!

Donation by Laura Wilson on 05/07/12

£10.00

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Best of luck with the trip, and look after yourself- I'm sure it will be such an amazing adventure! Ami x

Donation by Ami Kothari on 05/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Gupta, stay safe and have an amazing time!!!PMA x

Donation by Mona McKay (and Beaves) on 05/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 02/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Gupta. Stay safe and enjoy yourselves. Mong Chow.x

Donation by Tom Cadigan on 25/06/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,600.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£12.00
  • Total raised£1,612.00
  • Gift Aid£368.75

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