737 Challenge

Over 200 days ago climber Richard Parks began his attempt at the 737 Challenge to raise one million euro in aid of the Marie Curie Cancer Care. The challenge includes becoming the first person to summit all three poles and the Seven Summits in seven months.

The three poles include the geographical North Pole, the South Pole and the highest summit on earth, Mount Everest. The Seven Summits include: Mount Elbrus, Mount Everest, Mount Aconcagua, Mount McKinley, Mount Puncak Jaya, Vinson Massif and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Today, Parks only has one mountain left to complete his challenge: Mount Elbrus. This week he arrived home from Alaska and Mount McKinley and will leave soon for Russia and Mount Elbrus.

The Marie Curie Cancer Care organization was established in 1948. Now, more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals help provide care for terminally ill patients in the European community and hospices, while supporting the families of patients. The organization currently helps more than 30,000 people affected by cancer every year.


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