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David Godfrey

Support my 70th birthday (June 2014) high altitude ski and hike challenge to raise funds for the Dungeness RNLI lifeboat station

glacier skiing and mountain hiking for RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution because their volunteers risk their lives to save others

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RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

We are a 24 hour search & rescue service to save lives at sea

Charity Registration No. 209603

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I grew up on Romney Marsh and went to primary with sons and daughters of Dungeness fishing families who voluntarily manned the lifeboat.  I still visit to buy fish and am reminded of their work each time I pass the station.

I foolishly thought it would be fun to fulfill a personal wish to test my septagenarian lungs and legs by skiing the Matterhorn glacier ,then  donning hiking boots to descend on foot , about 5 hours, via the Glacier trail down to Zermatt.Some of my sons, daughters and their partners will accompany me and my wife will join the hiking part.

The 3800 altitude ski and 5 hour hike should be a good test for the ageing lungs and legs.

 

 

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