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Darren Packman

Lagom Life - Climbing Mountains

Fundraising for Breast Cancer Care

raised by 16 supporters
  • Event: Lagom Life - Climbing Mountains

Breast Cancer Care

We offer care, support and information to anyone affected by breast cancer

Charity Registration No. 1017658 (England & Wales), SC038104 (Scotland)


I don't want to sound overly melodramatic, but I've had this growing, gnawing thought that I'm not doing enough with my life, not testing my potential. The thought that I'm jogging when I could be running, settling for a low-calorie life when I could have a full-fat one.

Normally I'm great at ignoring this thought, well-practised at burying it away for a few more months.

But then I found out a very close friend of mine got breast cancer.

Just like that.

Well she's going to be OK, they caught the cancer early, but it meant the thought came back, only this time it was louder than ever before, harder to ignore. So I've listened to the thought, and now I'm going to do something I've wanted to do ever since I moved from the UK to Sweden. I'm going to climb Kebnekaise, Sweden's highest mountain. Now at 2113 m it isn't exactly K2 or Mount Everest. But it's still a 60 km walk up and down. I'm setting out for the summit in late August, without bottled oxygen or sherpas, and all I'm asking of you in return is to donate whatever you can to Breast Cancer Care. Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Breast Cancer Care will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you. (And to my close friend, just look what you've made me do. Thank you x)


  • Looks a long way up doesn't it........