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Cancer survivor takes on mountains

Posted 13 August 2010
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Cancer survivor takes on mountains
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A man who survived cancer is to put on men's outdoor clothing and take on Snowdon this weekend for charity.

Dafydd Jones is aiming to raise £10,000 for the Beat Bowel Cancer charity, with part of his bid involving a climb this Saturday (August 14th) of the 3,560 ft peak, the Caernarfon Herald reports.

Mr Jones, who grew up in nearby Porthmadog, will then tackle Ben Nevis next month.

As well as overcoming cancer, the 27-year-old has also had to recover from a serious knee injury sustained in 2008, telling the paper: "I needed keyhole surgery and the doctors said that to repair the knee I'd have to get my anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed."

Those climbing mountains who have had knee problems may find that walking poles help take the strain off the joints.

While Mr Jones may be well equipped with his clothing, women's outdoor clothing was conspicuously absent on another recent charity hike up Ben Nevis.

Dundee hairdresser Jolene Clark made the climb in a bikini to raise money for a cystic fibrosis unit in the city, following the death of her brother from the disease.

Posted by Elaine Arthur