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Weʼre raising £15,000 to Support the Children’s Brain Injury Trust, The National Trust & The Sierra Club

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Last year our generous donors helped us raise over £25,000 for two notable causes, this year we are returning to the Swiss Alps with a more ambitious objective - to summit the Weisshorn and support in equal proportion The UK Children's Brain Trust, The National Trust and The Sierra Club. Our objective is to help organisations with strong track-records in providing medical assistance to UK children in need, protecting the environment and preserving landmarks of historical importance.

Many consider the Weisshorn to be the greatest and most beautiful mountain in Europe. Standing at 4505 meters, she towers over the Zermatt. The Weisshorn is not as popular as the Matterhorn but she is higher in altitude, harder in technical difficulty and takes longer to summit. Three imposing faces and three extremely long ridges join to form a white pyramid. It is essential to be in strong physical shape in order to reach the summit, as the total ascent from the valley is over 3000 metres. There are no mechanical lifts to make the approach easier, every metre has to be climbed and descended by foot or by rope. On the summit day, the vertical ascent from the high altitude hut to the top is nearly 1600 meters, making it one of the biggest in the Alps. We will attempt our ascent via the East Ridge, which is tricky due to the length and hundreds of metre exposure on both sides.

The summit team will consist of Gregory Perdon, Arbuthnot' Co-Chief Investment Officer and Christophe Bressand, a well-known guide from Chamonix.

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    13km training run this morning with 5:10 am start...

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    Description of the high altitude hut where we will be spending the short night before our 2 am departure for the summit...

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    Only 31 more days to train before flying out to Geneva for the big climb...

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Page last updated on: 7/17/2018 1:05 PM

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  • Amber G.

    Amber G.

    Jul 17, 2018

    Impressive as always. Can't wait to see travel blog!

    £100.00

  • Martin Reith

    Martin Reith

    Jul 17, 2018

    All the best Gregory

    £100.00

  • Luke Burdess

    Luke Burdess

    Jul 17, 2018

    Good luck Gregory!

    £20.00

  • Harry Havelock-Allan

    Harry Havelock-Allan

    Jul 16, 2018

    Best of luck GP. Stay safe!

    £20.00

  • Edouard de Langlade

    Edouard de Langlade

    Jul 16, 2018

  • Peter Seamer

    Peter Seamer

    Jul 16, 2018

    Great cause buddy, go smash it!

    £50.00

  • Karl Bekusch

    Karl Bekusch

    Jul 13, 2018

    Best of luck for your latest challenge, Gregory!

    £30.00

About the fundraiser
gregory perdon

gregory perdon

London

Gregory serves as Arbuthnot’s co-Chief Investment Officer. He specialises in global cross asset mandates and is responsible for the firm’s Thematic Investment reports. He enjoys spending time with his family, mountain climbing and raising funds for notable causes.

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