Local adventurers support Kinder MRT with Everest Base Camp trek
In 1988, local man David Fricker sadly collapsed and died at the top of William Clough, on the edge of the Kinder Scout plateau and Kinder MRT were involved in the recovery of David’s body. A few weeks later the team were pleased to be able to escort his wife and two children to the site of the incident.
His daughter Susannah, who works as a Midwife in Macclesfield, now regularly walks on Kinder but has set her sights on a bigger challenge; on 4 April this year Susannah and her wife Philippa, a Pharmacist in Stockport, will undertake a 2-week trek to Everest Base Camp.
Philippa has travelled widely but for Susannah, who describes herself as “more of a Kinder girl“, this will be more of a challenge.
Susannah said “We have always walked up Kinder on a reasonably regular basis but more recently have been up every week to increase fitness.
For both of these reasons, in gratitude for what you did nearly 30 years ago, and also knowing you are there now in the off chance we get lost in the mist (!) I would like to try and use my up and coming trip to raise some money (for the team)”.
Kinder MRT is manned entirely by unpaid volunteers providing a 24/7/365 service to help those in difficulty in wild and remote places. The majority of the team’s annual running costs of approximately £25K to £30K are generated by the incredible generosity of members of the public such as Susannah and Philippa, or by fund-raising activities by team members and supporters.
Consequently, every penny donated by the couple’s JustGiving page will go directly to supporting the team. Whilst we won’t be on hand to assist Susannah and Philippa in Nepal, we have no doubt they won’t need such assistance, and we wish them both a safe journey and the very best of luck.
Thank you both very much.