A retired mountain rescuer is to dig out his climbing gear one last time in a bid to raise money for charity.
Gazette reports that 76-year-old Les Littler will pull on his climbing shoes
and scale Snowdon
on July 15th.
Mr Littler, whose wife was diagnosed with dementia 11 years ago, hopes to generate £1
,500 in aid of Essex Dementia Care in Braintree, which provides support to carers
such as himself.
The retiree is no stranger to gruelling
physical activity, having previously completed a 42 marathon race and using his bus passes to travel from Penzance
to Carlisle with his wife to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, the newspaper added.Ramesh Nathwani
, a 60-year-old retiree, recently reached the summit of Kala Patthar
in the Nepalese Himalayas, the Northampton Evening Telegraph reported.
On a previous attempt to scale the mountain, he only made it halfway up, however, this time he was determined to go one better and succeeded in reaching the top.