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Everest - An experiential learning adventure

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I am Garth Miller, a married father of two from Henley on Thames in England, and I hope to raise funds for a climbing expedition to Mount Everest in May 2022.
Without access to a corporate sponsor, this expedition is entirely self-financed.
I will be attempting to set a 'fastest known time' from London to the summit of Everest and return. For the early pioneers of Everest, an expedition to the mountain would typically involve six months away from home. Advancements in technology, equipment and access mean an Everest expedition today is more commonly 8-9 weeks in duration.
Taking advantage of pre-acclimatisation strategies, an immense amount of physical preparation and solid high-altitude mountaineering experience, I hope to push the boundaries of what is possible - with a target time of 14 days from London to London.
A key part of the expedition is an immersive 'Everest Experiential Learning Adventure' - in which I will be engaging with local primary schools to (virtually!) bring hundreds of 7-11 year pupils along on the climb with me. The aim is to inspire children to set magnificent goals and encourage them to make their dreams a reality.
Starting with fun interactive sessions in class before departure, through live skype sessions from Everest itself to the ultimate 'show and tell' on my return, we will bring to life the concepts of:
  • Goal Setting
  • Teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
  • Determination
Climbing to the top of the world resonates wonderfully with children. Through this adventure, I hope to equip them to overcome challenges in their own lives and inspire them to follow their dreams.
The key message is that heroes are ordinary people who have done something extraordinary - and to encourage everyone to 'be their own hero'.
Please support this endeavour which is offered free to local schools.
Your donations will help finance the expedition, and with your support we can make this an exciting adventure for hundreds of 7-11 yr olds.
Donations over £1000 - I will offer an interactive post-expedition talk to the club/school/organisation of choice.
Donations over £500 - I will offer three framed images of your choice from the expedition
Donations over £250 - Will receive exclusive expedition merchandise
For the top three donors - I will offer a bespoke post-expedition talk to the club/school/organisation of your choice, three framed images from the expedition and a selection of exclusive expedition merchandise.
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Garth Miller

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