David Sherwood

Sherpa Shezza's 2017/18 Hiking & Trekking Challenge

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We help young people with vision impairment to live their best lives


Sherpa Shezza's 2017/18 Hiking & Trekking Challenge

I'm raising funds for the amazing WESC Foundation - The Specialist Centre for Visual Impairment.   www.wescfoundation.ac.uk

*Updates below*

May 2017 to May 2018 - I've set myself the challenge of completing 1,000 miles of hiking/trekking (more than walking from Land's End to John O' Groats!). Including hiking Hadrian's Wall Walk (85 miles), Shropshire Six Summits (37 miles), Ben Nevis (4,411 ft), Scafell Pike (3,209 ft), Snowdon (3,560 ft), Crib Goch Route (Snowdon) (3.207 ft), Mount Teide (Tenerife) (12,198 ft) and concluding with a monumental trek to Mount Everest Base Camp (17,598 ft).

Please support me, all the incredible WESC Foundation staff and inspirational WESC learners by sponsoring and donating to my Just Giving page. You can also text donations to 70070 - in the message area insert the text SSEB69 £10 (or more..) and send to 70070

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Hiking progress upates below and on twitter @SherpaShezza

Latest news: As of 20/07/2018 - Hiking miles completed so far 1062.68 (of 1,000)

Snowdon: completed (4 times) 19th, 20th & 25th April 2017, 8th June

Crib Goch Route (Snowdon): completed 2nd Nov 2017

Scafell Pike: completed 24th May 2017

Ben Nevis: completed 2nd June 2017

Shropshire Six Summits: completed 13th/14th July 2017

Hadrian's Wall Walk: completed twice! 23rd-27th July 2017 and 4th-9th September 2018

Mount Teide (Tenerife): Attempted 15/03/18 but the trails closed due to adverse winds - may try again later in the year!

Everest Base Camp (Nepal): Attempted 24/03/18 - 04/04/18
Unfortunately didn't make it to Everest Base Camp! Sleep deprevation,
altitude and harsh conditions got the better of me! I turned back back after 10 days (with 2 only trekking days left!). Disapointing, morale a little low but it is what it is.. Trekked as far as Pheriche (4,371 mts/14,340 ft altitude). No plans to attempt again!   ............Yet!!

Hiking:  Done!  Over 1,000 miles..

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InFocus Charity

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InFocus Charity (formerly WESC Foundation) provides specialist learning, care & support to visually-impaired children & young people. We want to support them to live independent lives, now and in the future.

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