Like many others, Laurie and Neil Mackay were appalled by the scenes in Nepal after the earthquakes there over the past months.
On July 12th 2015, they will be cycling in support of Community Action Nepal, fronted by Himalayan climber Doug Scott.
Douglas Keith Scott CBE, known as Doug Scott, is an English mountaineer noted for the first ascent of the south-west face of Mount Everest on 24 September 1975. Scott and Dougal Haston were the first Britons to climb Everest during this expedition. He is also founder of charity Community Action Nepal and first Briton to climb Mount Everest.
CAN is medium sized and they will be concentrating resources on getting the schools and health centres they have already established, back in business.
Box Hill is 170 meters high, so if they make it up there 50 times in one day that would equate to the height of Everest. Strictly speaking, they are not going from sea level, but the idea of doing it 85 times in one day apparently did not appeal, and they say that they are very mediocre cyclists! It will still take them somewhere between 11-12 hours if their legs and back hold up…..
Any support at all would be very well received! Please go to www.justgiving.com/Neil-Mackay4/