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TJ Mosedale

'The Tim Mosedale Tri'

Last year I completed a massive triathlon ... for Foundation Scotland because I want to provide education for children in Nepal.

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I am raising money for some of the children whose fathers lost their lives at Everest Base Camp in April. As an Everest Expedition leader I have built up a close rapport with the Climbing Sherpas and expedition staff who I have been working with for the past 15 years.

To that end last year I undertook a personal challenge involving a certain amount of hardship and I hope that you will feel that my venture is worthy of a donation.

I trained every day  (open water swimming and / or cycling and / or fell running) for 50 days to attempt the following:

Start at The Moot Hall in Keswick
Get on a bike
Cycle the Fred Whitton route (approx 112 miles + 6 Lakeland passes with around 3,800m of ascent)
Back to The Moot Hall

Change in to swimming gear
Go to the lake and swim the length of Derwentwater
And back again (around 4.5km each way with 0m of ascent)
Back to The Moot Hall

Change in to fell running gear
Run (walk) The Bob Graham Round (66 miles, 42 peaks, 27,000ft ascent and descent)
Back to The Moot Hall
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All in all I completed all 3 events, back to back, in under 52 hours ...

If you would like to see a video of the completed event then please have a look at https://vimeo.com/145796571

When the earthquake occurred in April there were 3 members of staff who perished at Everest Base Camp. There are now 9 children who are without a father - 6 of whom are of school age. It's around US$1,250 per year per child for schooling so all in all that's around US$75,000 / £50,000 that I would like to raise to give these families a better future. I don't want to start paying for these children to go to school and run out of funds in 2 years’ time as that would be worse than useless.

Now that the families no longer have a bread winner they potentially face extreme hardship and an uncertain future. There is no social security, child benefit, free prescriptions etc in Nepal and the mothers don't have careers of their own.

These families need a helping hand and I see that by educating the children I am hoping to give them a better future.

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  • Pasang Temba - our Camp 2 cook on Everest.
  • Tenzing and Kumar +8

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