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Walking 4 Air ~ Aconcagua, Argentina

Walking 4 Air ~ Aconcagua, Argentina

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I’m at it again and on the 5th January 2014 I will be flying off to South America to climb Aconcagua (6,962 m), the 2nd highest mountain of the world’s Seven Summits.

Thank you so much for clicking on the link and getting this far… your sponsorship will make a difference in the life of someone living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a life threatening illness for which there is currently no cure.

Since climbing Kilimanjaro my dreams have grown and I now dream of summiting all Seven Summits, which are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents.  Standing on the summit of all seven is regarded as a mountaineering challenge and this journey will be an epic mountaineering adventure full of challenge, perseverance, and excitement.  It is a journey that will take me from the plains of Africa to the polar glaciers of Antarctica, to the thin air of the Himalayas. It will take me on a journey to reach these beautiful peaks spanning to the far reaches of the globe and will have me standing on each continent of the world.

Given the significance of the challenge I want to make it more than just about me.  Specifically, in my personal capacity and separate from my funding for this trip, I will be using my Seven Summits Challenge as an opportunity to raise money and awareness in support of those living in South Africa with the life-threatening illness Cystic Fibrosis, for which there is currently no cure.

If you would like to stay updated with my incredible journey that will lead me to Aconcagua in Argentina, please follow my blog Walking4Air www.walking4air.com where I will post pictures of what I'm doing, updates on where I'm going and all the fun I am having getting fit while training and of course a full post-Aconcagua day-by-day account of what I experienced while on the mountain!  You can also read more about Cystic Fibrosis, who is the inspiration behind this all and how this journey all began.

Please feel free to share this page with your friends, family and anyone you know.  You do not need to know anyone with Cystic Fibrosis to make a difference.  It is my hope to make people more aware about this illness and to raise much needed funds, giving those suffering a better chance and MORE importantly HOPE, so that they too can lead as normal as possible lives and enjoy longevity as you and I can.

Simply click on the “DONATE NOW” button on the right hand side of this page to make a secure online payment from anywhere in the world.  All credit cards are accepted, no matter what country you live in and if you don’t have a credit card then an EFT will work too.  No amount is too big or too small and all donations are hugely appreciated.  Please note that donations must be entered in South African Rand.  To make it easier for those living overseas there is a “Conversion Calculator” button, which will easily convert the amount you wish to donate in your currency into South African Rands.  All you need to do then is enter the amount in South African Rands. All credit cards will be billed in your local currency.

Thank you for helping me make each breath a little easier for those living with CF.

With huge gratitude,

Lara

~ In memory of Emma Walker 24/07/1975 – 18/05/1998

~ Taking steps to turn CF into CURE FOUND! ~

Donations

  • Jan 10, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "With Love, Encouragement and Support" - Sam James

  • Jan 09, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "Love that you are doing this" - Rodger Williams

  • Jan 08, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "You are in inspiration! Good luck!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 07, 2014 - R 100.00
  • "All the best La" - Sacha du Plessis

  • Jan 07, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "Lara, what a wonderful way to turn a personal dream into helping to find a cure for a debilitating illness. Be blessed." - Sabine Sawatzki

  • Jan 05, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "Good Luck Lara" - Dave Strydom

  • Jan 04, 2014 - R 40.00
  • "I'm almost jealous! Good luck with your climb! Have fun, come home safely. For R10 Tuesday! " - Ariah Harris

  • Jan 04, 2014 - R 40.00
  • "Have a great adventure on that mountain! For January's R10 Tuesday" - Oliver Hudson

  • Jan 04, 2014 - R 40.00
  • "4 x R10 Tuesday for January! Good luck with your climb, enjoy ever moment! " - Ivor Hinrichsen

  • Jan 04, 2014 - R 40.00
  • "4 x R10 Tuesday for January! Have a great climb, good luck! " - Kathy Hinrichsen

  • Jan 03, 2014 - R 1 500.00
  • "Good luck Lara, we have decided to donate to charity this year instead of sending Christmas Presents" - Janice and David Walker

  • Jan 03, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "All the best Lara, wishing you strength and courage, we will be thinking of you!" - Arnold, Claire and Recro Business Consulting

  • Dec 31, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday" - Ariah Harris

  • Dec 31, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday & happy new year! :)" - Oliver Hudson

  • Dec 31, 2013 - R 200.00
  • "Lara, we will be thinking of you and rooting for you from our arm chairs in iNkosi Lodge every time we look at Table Mountain. Wishing you all the best and a uneventful climb. See you soon." - iNkosi Lodge & van Huyssteens

  • Dec 24, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "For R10 Tuesday!" - Ariah Harris

  • Dec 24, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday! :)" - Oliver Hudson

  • Dec 17, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday :)" - Oliver Hudson

  • Dec 17, 2013 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck with your climb." - Nazrana Hawa

  • Dec 15, 2013 - R 200.00
  • "My dear friend Lar, may u conquer your dreams & everything u do-all the best for yr Argentinian Hike - will be thinking of u my friend - sending u lots of hugs & strength xx from both of us, lotsa luv" - Dave & Margi Sawyer

  • Dec 10, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 for R10 Tuesday..." - Ariah Harris

  • Dec 10, 2013 - R 52.60
  • "Youth of today - make a change :)" - Fluffy Bunny

  • Dec 10, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday :)" - Oliver Hudson

  • Dec 03, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday :)" - Oliver Hudson

  • Dec 03, 2013 - R 50.00
  • "December's R10 Tuesday x 5 :) " - Kathy Hinrichsen

  • Dec 03, 2013 - R 50.00
  • "For the R10 Tuesday pile x 5!" - Ivor Hinrichsen

  • Dec 03, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "I challenge you to equal or better my donation." - Lisa S

  • Dec 03, 2013 - R 100.00
  • "You go Lara!!!" - Lisa S

  • Dec 02, 2013 - R 150.00
  • "From The Silver Spur team. Good Luck" - Ruan van zijl

  • Dec 02, 2013 - R 50.00
  • "Tuesday x 5" - Jessica Martin

  • Dec 02, 2013 - R 1 000.00
  • "From the Soaring Hawk & Apache Spur supporters" - Herman Pretorius

  • Nov 29, 2013 - R 100.00
  • "Good Luck, Lara! " - Jaco Jordaan

  • Nov 26, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "For R10 Tuesday. All the very best for your climb. Thank you for what you are doing. " - Ariah Harris

  • Nov 26, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday!" - Oliver Hudson

  • Nov 26, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "For the R10 Tuesday pile!" - Ivor Hinrichsen

  • Nov 26, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday :)" - Kathy Hinrichsen

  • Nov 19, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday! " - Oliver Hudson

  • Nov 19, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "For the R10 Tuesday pile!" - Ivor Hinrichsen

  • Nov 19, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday :)" - Kathy Hinrichsen

  • Nov 19, 2013 - R 50.00
  • "A cat born in an oven is not a cake" - Winslow

  • Nov 14, 2013 - R 100.00
  • "Hope this helps." - Anton Geldenhuys

  • Nov 13, 2013 - R 20.00
  • "good luck" - Stef Fritz

  • Nov 12, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "For the R10 Tuesday pile! " - Ivor Hinrichsen

  • Nov 12, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday :)" - Kathy

  • Nov 07, 2013 - R 80.00
  • "You are amazing! " - Bev Cornwell

  • Nov 06, 2013 - R 200.00
  • "R10 Tuesday!" - Amina

  • Nov 06, 2013 - R 50.00
  • "Good luck in your endeavour - we are all behind you" - Mercia Whitehead

  • Nov 05, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "For the R10 Tuesday pile! " - Ivor Hinrichsen

  • Nov 05, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday :)" - Kathy Hinrichsen

  • Nov 05, 2013 - R 200.00
  • "Lara, you are truly an inspiration to all of us and it’s a pleasure not only to support your cause but you as an individual. Best of luck ! For all the R10 Tuesday's plus some..." - Justin Fortune

  • Nov 05, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday :) " - Oliver Hudson

  • Nov 05, 2013 - R 250.00
  • "Up, up and away!" - Craig

  • Oct 30, 2013 - R 100.00
  • "You are an inspiration Lara. Best of luck and thank you for living the dream." - Chantel Lindeman

  • Oct 30, 2013 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck Lara. This story has touched our hearts. " - Emma & Kevin

  • Oct 30, 2013 - R 20.00
  • "R10 Tuesdays x 2" - Jessica Martin

  • Oct 29, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday :) " - Kathy Hinrichsen

  • Oct 29, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "For the R10 Tuesday pile. " - Ivor Hinrichsen

  • Oct 29, 2013 - R 300.00
  • "15 x R10 x 2 for myself and Elaine well done Lara" - Nick & Elaine Ladbrooke

  • Oct 29, 2013 - R 750.00
  • "Best wishes as you start on your next amazing adventure xx" - Tracy Street

  • Oct 29, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday! " - Oliver Hudson

  • Oct 28, 2013 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck Lara, looking forward to reading the blog and following the progress" - Janice and David Walker (Emma's Mum and Dad)

  • Oct 26, 2013 - R 300.00
  • "This all my 10 Rand Tuesdays in a row. " - Charlie Ventris

  • Oct 24, 2013 - R 100.00
  • "I challenge all other people who were at school with Lara or Emma to match my donation!" - Shani

  • Oct 24, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "LuV U LARA!!! Go for Gold!! God Bless. Luv always" - Lucille (Benjamin) Solomon

  • Oct 23, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "R10 Tuesday :-)" - Tracy Street

  • Oct 22, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "happy climbing" - nick ladbrooke

  • Oct 22, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "Cheering you on from the sidelines. A great way to start! " - Oliver Hudson

  • Oct 22, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "Good luck with your climb & raising money. " - Ivor Hinrichsen

  • Oct 22, 2013 - R 10.00
  • "Hope this is the first of many! " - Kathy Hinrichsen

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Financial and therapeutic support of patients suffering from the genetic condition, Cystic Fibrosis, which is life-threatening and affects the lungs and digestive system.