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Investors plan charity Ben Nevis climb

Posted 9 September 2010
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Investors plan charity Ben Nevis climb
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Staff from the Fair Investment Company are planning to climb Ben Nevis and raise £30,000 for good causes the process.

Micro finance body Five Talents and international childrens' charity the Bethany Children's Trust will each get a share of the money, which 15 people from the firm are planning to raise when they ascend the 4,406 ft mountain.

Business development manager and trip organiser George Ladds remarked: "We are really looking forward to taking on this challenge and raising funds for charity at the same time."

The group may make good use of walking boots and fleeces on the mountain, which is cold enough to hold snow throughout the year, with overhanging cornices even in summer.

Preparations for the challenge have seen the team completing a 14 km training exercise in the Brecon Beacons.

Although the national park in south Wales does not have anything quite as high as can be found in Scotland, it still has some substantial mountain peaks, the highest being Pen Y Fan at 2,906 ft.

Posted by Dan Mirza