Climbing Students Attempt Aritificial Everest

Recently, over 90 teams took part in Guernsey's annual fundraiser, Everest Challenge. The challenge is for climbers to climb about 30,000 feet, the height of Mount Everest, on the climbing wall at Le Murier School.

According the organizer of the Everest Challenge, Gary Dovey, the event raised a large amount of money. Currently the total stands at 15,150 euro, but more funding is coming in. The money raised will help to fund scholarships for off-island trips for the Le Murier climbing school pupils.

In previous years, the students have used the money raised has served to send the students on trips to Herm, Jersey, Wales and France.

The Everest Challenge also teaches the students perseverance and teamwork gained through the responsibility of the challenge.

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