Climbing Everest For Cancer

£30,404 of £29.1k goal

Raised by 494 people in 1 month
In June 2015, I was diagnosed with cancer, and was given between 4 months and 2 years to live. 

Against all odds, I beat it.

Sadly,  it has come back, and I have been told I have just several months left to live.

No one with cancer has ever reached the summit of Mount Everest before. 

I'm determined to prove anything is possible, no matter what your situation. Starting in April 2017, I aim to become the first to achieve this feat, but I need your help to raise money for the trip by March 1st.

I aim to raise £250k for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The first £29,275 raised will be used to fund the expedition, with the remainder being donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

I also want to inspire anyone living with cancer to go and do that special thing they've always wanted to do. Of course, that thing might not be climbing a mountain. It could be finishing that book you've always said you would write, learning a new skill, or taking that dream trip. 

I've always had a strong passion for adventure and discovering new challenges. My time in the military enabled me to seek new adventures around the globe; I've previously climbed in the Himalayas for 3 months, and I've walked across Iceland, solo and unsupported. Climbing Mt Everest would be the pinnacle of my adventures, as it's been a dream since I was a child, and on my bucket list as an adult. 

Thank you for your donations, and please tell your friends about my challenge.

Ian


111 Collectiff are working closely with my campaign to oversee and support the whole project, kindly providing all their services free of charge.
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Craig Watt
1 month ago

All the best Ian on your adventures, wishing you all the luck in the world. With love from Heritage Park Community School.... Up the owls!! X

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£30,404 of £29.1k goal

Raised by 494 people in 1 month
Created February 3, 2017
SA
£10
Sam Adams
1 day ago

Good luck, your totally inspirational

TM
£10
Trupti Mistry
2 days ago
HW
£30
Hannah Whitehead
2 days ago
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£5
Sarah Tonry
2 days ago
£100
David Saville
2 days ago

Ian, thank you, for being you. Since we met, and I got to know you, I have been sharing your story with others; to inspire them to see what is possible. Now, you have the challenges of cancer and this mountain to approach; you have more good work to be done. What you are doing here is important for you and for so many other people: those living with an illness who get told "no you can't" and those who are waiting for something to happen to them before they do something great. When you come back, I will be buying you dinner so I can grill you on all of your experience! I want to hear EVERYTHING! See you on the other side! Love David

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Rebecca Frost
3 days ago
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£50
Andrew Blades
3 days ago
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£20
Sam Morris
4 days ago

All the best mate. Little Ian will be following your challenge !

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Anonymous
5 days ago
CN
£50
chrysoula nousiou
6 days ago

Dear Ian, I am wishing you all the best everywhere.

Craig Watt
1 month ago

All the best Ian on your adventures, wishing you all the luck in the world. With love from Heritage Park Community School.... Up the owls!! X

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