Bonington and Scott will be joined by scores of climbers who have donated money in return for a place on the very special ‘expedition’, at King Kong Climbing Centre in Keswick. From 12 noon on Friday, between them, all of the climbers will aim to scale the centre’s ice wall 1,000 times within 24 hours, the equivalent of the height of Everest (8,848m).
Chris Bonington and Doug Scott at Climb For CAN with Berghaus brand president Richard Leedham
Climb for CAN has already raised over £35,000 for Community Action Nepal, a charity founded by Doug Scott 20 years ago. CAN provides nurses, health posts, teachers, schools and rescue shelters that serve 250,000 people in remote Nepalese villages. In the regions hit worst by the earthquakes, such as Langtang, Gorkha and Helambu, these vital buildings have been badly damaged or completely destroyed, and homes have been reduced to rubble. 100% of donations made to #ClimbForCAN will go directly towards relief efforts and the rebuilding of communities.
Doug Scott and a local school pupil complete the first of 1,000 pitches in Climb For CAN
Leo Houlding and Chris Bonington with local schoolchildren prepare for the start of Climb For CAN
Keeping track of progress
All photos courtesy of and ©Chris Lines/RightLines/Berghaus