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Weʼre raising £4,430 to The Historical Diving Society, The Local Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and the family of Thai Diver Saman Kunan.

Chichester, UK

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A never before... and probably never again walk up Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain in Historical Diving Equipment weighing over 80 kg (176lbs). The start date will be the 1st September 2018 and the walk which will be done in a relay between several different people is expected to take 4 to 5 days to complete. It will begin at minus 5 metres in Loch Linnhe and finish at 1345 metres, the summit of Ben Nevis. A total climb of 1350m or 4,430ft.

The idea came from Ginge Fullen a Leading Diver in the Royal Navy who has combined a career in diving with climbing the highest mountains in more than 170 countries around the world.

He wanted to do an expedition so brutal that it will probably never be repeated again. After meeting Ty Burton from the Historical Diving Society (HDS) two like-minded people came together to make this challenge happen.

The HDS has come on board supporting the project with both manpower and equipment. All funds raised will be distributed between; The Historical Diving Society, The local Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and the family of Thai Diver Saman Kunan who tragically lost his life while trying to rescue a group of Thai boys trapped in a flooded cave.

The HDS working group keeps standard diving and historical diving equipment working and being used in a practical environment, instead of just on display in a museum.

Formed in 1990 by a group of enthusiasts whose aim is to preserve and protect our diving heritage and to advance the education and interest of the public and interested parties in the study of the History of Diving through the exhibition of a comprehensive collection of diving equipment, archives and reference material.

This provides all people across society with an opportunity to understand and value the many contributions which human endeavours underwater have, and continue to make to the world in which we live.

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  • Dean Simpson16 days ago
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    Dean Simpson

    16 days ago

    The first steps of a long journey!

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  • Dean Simpson17 days ago
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    Dean Simpson

    17 days ago

    A great day out at the Horsea Island Divers BBQ and an opportunity to catch up with some old friends. The Historical Diving Society were on hand to give those willing to try a dive in Standard Diving Equipment.

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  • Dean Simpson19 days ago
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    19 days ago

    The training has started!

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Page last updated on: 8/15/2018 9:33 PM



  • Wouter Ott

    Wouter Ott

    Aug 15, 2018


  • Chuck Bickes

    Chuck Bickes

    Aug 10, 2018

    Good luck Ginge. I know you can do it Chuck


  • Garrick Brown

    Garrick Brown

    Jul 29, 2018

    A great cause, and hope to be there to show my support


  • Alex Lennon

    Alex Lennon

    Jul 28, 2018

    The very best of luck for your excellent cause!


  • Elizabeth Poraj-Wilczynska

    Elizabeth Poraj-Wilczynska

    Jul 28, 2018

    I hope you raise lots of money Ginge and I’m sure you’ll make the “impossible” possible! 👍


  • Steve Bielby

    Steve Bielby

    Jul 27, 2018

    Good effort Lads! 4 pulls 2 Bells might be the signal needed towards the end of this huge endeavour!


  • Phil  Beswick

    Phil Beswick

    Jul 27, 2018

    I know Ginge, I think this is a fantastic way to raise funds and awareness for such wonderful causes. I wish you all the very best and hope the team completes its mission. Good luck chaps!


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Dean Simpson

Dean Simpson

Chichester, UK

As a former navy diver, the thought of climbing 4430 feet whilst wearing 176lb (80kg) of standard diving equipment sounded crazy. But when the name Ginge Fullen was thown into the sentance I suddenly understood! The aim being to raise £4,430.00 or £1.00 for every foot climbed.

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