BEN NEVIS AND MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMBS
UPDATE...We made the summit of Kilimanjaro at 6.30am on 7th August 2007. Just in time for sunrise!
UPDATE...Thanks to Stephen Singer of SA Singer Joinery Ltd for the biggest personal donation on the day we left for Tanzania. £200 Cheers Stephen.
UPDATE...The Summit of Ben Nevis was reached on 5th May 2007 by (l to r) Nigel Stephenson, Sandy Leask, Nick Begg, Stephen Singer, Wallace the Dog and Anne Fraser. Thanks to all for a stirling effort. We were looked after in 'Base Camp' by Carole, the Kids and Molly the Pug.
Photo Album online at www.nickbegg.com.
Killy here we come...
On the 5th May 2007, some friends and myself will climb Ben Nevis. Nevis is the highest mountain in th UK and although not the hardest, a good few of us doing the climb are asthma sufferers or have family who suffer from asthma.
On July 24th, myself and Nigel Stephenson are off to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world.
Personally, I have asthma. My wife, two of my three children and my mum all have it to some degree. Hannah, my eldest, has been in Hospital on a few occasions. I never thought asthma could make a childs heart rate 200 beats per minute and breath rate of 75 per minute and involve various intravenous tubes etc. My wife has been hospitalised by asthma, close to going into a coma. My mum has suffered all her life through the days that treatments were not the same as they are now.
There were just under 1,400 deaths (1,381) from asthma in the UK in 2004 (40 were children aged 14 years or under). On average, 4 people per day or 1 person every 6 hours dies from asthma.
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