Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. I'm raising funds in memory of my twin uncles Patrick and Michael McGowan - both tragically died of cancer at a relatively young age. Michael passed away in 1998 at the age of 58. Patrick passed away in 2008 at the age of 69. Both of these fine men were well-loved fathers, grandfathers, brothers and uncles. Their passing was devastating for the family and they are still deeply missed. Patrick’s final weeks and months were eased by the incredible support provided by hard-working, compassionate and dedicated MacMillan nurses. The family will always be grateful for that support
The South America 3 Peaks expedition team will travel to the High Andes of Argentina & Chile in late December 2013. Over the course of 38 days, the team will attempt to climb Monte Pissis (6795m), Ojos del Salado (6893m) & Aconcagua (6959m), plus 3 other peaks to acclimatise.
The expedition has has 3 objectives:
1. Mountain - To safely climb the 3 highest peaks in South America (6,700m+) including the first Venezuelan female ascent of all 3 peaks
2. Science - Support ongoing scientific research on South America’s receding glaciers by creating a photographic record from pre-ordained GPS locations and collecting rock and ice samples for later analysis by world-class researchers
3. Community - Raise a substantial sum of money to support cancer victims in the UK, and to inspire people to follow their own dreams
The expedition is part of a long-term goal to climb the 3 highest peaks on every continent.This is an exremely challenging expedition - I'm extremely grateful for your suuport.
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Many thanks, and please keep up to date with the expedition progress at: http://www.facebook.com/southamerica3peaks