1/1000 Everesting for iThemba Projects
- By: Ann Blewett, Bindi Mason, Christie Hearder, Chris Horter, Grant Underwood, Michael Grobler, Rich Wyngaard and Willie van Ek
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/11000-everesting-for-ithemba-projects
On September 6th, myself and several other cyclists are going to attempt to repeat a hill until we reach the elevation of Mount Everest (8,868m). Some of us are going to try and set a South African / International record for climbing off-road. Which according to the Everesting.cc website is about 11, 000m.
When we attempted this last year it took us 23 hours, it takes a massive toll on the body and is extremely difficult. Less than 4000 people in the world have ever completed this challenge.
We are doing this to raise funds and awareness for iThemba Projects in Sweetwaters KZN, South Africa.
The community they work in features some of the highest HIV infection rates and child stunting rates in the world and their project does incredible work there.
The first 1000 days of a childs life are critical to their long term health, education and development. No other intervention shows greater results long term. For this reason we are going to climb uphill to highlight the importance of this stage of development in a childs life and to highlight a childs climb out of poverty.
Please partner with us in supporting this incredible project,
Their website is ithembaprojects.org.za They have been in sweetwaters for over 20 years and are a well established project
All funds raised go directly to their project.
- Sep 10, 2019 - R 1 028.20
- "We did it.. thanks all. " - Rich
- Sep 08, 2019 - R 200.00
- "Well done Chris" - Wayne
- Sep 06, 2019 - R 510.00
- "Respect to Grant Underwood and all the participants. " - Bev Humphrey
- Sep 05, 2019 - R 308.46
- "Good luck Rich & the team! Epic challenge for a worthy cause!" - Jimmy & Sa
- Sep 04, 2019 - R 514.10
- "Let’s do this!!" - Bindi
- Sep 03, 2019 - R 203.00
- "Go for it Anne, you can do it!" - Wendy P-E
- Sep 02, 2019 - R 210.00
- "Good luck Chaos! Get those skinny legs working. " - Marc
- Aug 31, 2019 - R 514.10
- "Good luck Belinda!" - Chris and Sue
- Aug 30, 2019 - R 1 028.20
- "Good luck " - Gavin
- Aug 30, 2019 - R 205.64
- "Good luck B & Anne! Apologies not around to support this massive attempt!!!" - Linda Leisegang
- Aug 29, 2019 - R 2 056.40
- "Well done Rich and friends. Massive challenge, enjoy the day! (If possible...)" - Henry
- Aug 27, 2019 - R 514.10
- "God Bless for the challenge Rich" - Roger and Sue
- Aug 25, 2019 - USD $ 13.79
- "Go for it ????" - Matt
- Aug 10, 2019 - R 205.64
- "Hit it!" - Dave W
- Aug 09, 2019 - R 205.64
- "Good luck! " - Bianca Smith
- Aug 02, 2019 - R 200.00
- "Climb well" - Alan M
- Jul 29, 2019 - USD $ 34.97
- "Give it horns" - Damon
- Jul 17, 2019 - R 761.25
- "God bless and best of luck!" - Anonymous