From January 25th until February 17th, a five-strong team of property professionals from Adventure in Architecture (Jon Beswick and Joe Mills), Ashfords LLP (Paul Olliff) and Rider Levett Bucknall (Jon Lloyd and Russell Brooks) will be attempting to scale the three highest African mountain peaks, in three weeks, raising funds for LandAid & Orchid Project.
LandAid is the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness in the UK by supporting charities delivering life-changing projects for young people who are or have been homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness.
Alice Lamb, LandAid’s Director of Fundraising and Partnerships, said: “We at LandAid want to extend an enormous thank you to the five brave souls who are undertaking this unbelievably impressive challenge, which is raising invaluable funds to help end youth homelessness. I’ve seen a lot of truly amazing feats in my time LandAid so far, but this three-week expedition is definitely one of the most ambitious I’ve seen anyone attempt. We wish the team the absolute best of luck, and we can’t wait to follow your journey across the peaks.”
The team, consisting of architects, a solicitor a project manager and surveyor, will climb Mt Stanley, Mt Kenya and Mt Kilimanjaro back-to-back, attempting each climb in under a week (taking the most direct route) and flying between countries after each climb….something only successfully achieved once before.
Jon Beswick, Managing Director of Adventure in Architecture said “Every year we take a small group of clients and property professionals on an expedition to team build and raise money for LandAid. The last few years we've summited Elbrus and attended a dinner party on Everest. This will be the toughest yet!“
Paul Olliff, Legal Director at Ashfords LLP said: "It's great to be a part of such an unusual, technical and challenging expedition, with the aim of raising as much money as possible for the fantastic cause of LandAid."
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