Simon McGrath, and Jason Gibbins smile for the camera at the
summit of Mount Toubkal, North Africa's highest peak.
The Northamptonshire-based friends trekked up the mountain in
Morocco, which is part of the Atlas range and stands at 4,167
metres, as part of an open challenge to raise funds for Prostate
Simon and Jason, who are both editors, had to endure difficult
terrain such as boulder fields, scree, and snow and ice to
reach the summit. They also had to put up with big temperature
variations - from 80 degree heat lower down the mountain range to a
little above freezing when they set off in the darkness
early on summit day.
Simon said: "It was a very tough challenge but incredibly
rewarding at the same time. We both had to dig deep at different
points of the trek but were spurred on by thoughts of our many
supporters, who have been incredibly generous."
At the last count, Simon and Jason had raised £4,265 plus £572
in Gift Aid after setting themselves a target of £2,500. The
trekkers chose the charity after Simon's dad John was diagnosed
with the disease several years ago - thankfully he has responded
well to treatment.
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