They're known for their bold fundraising attempts and for pushing the boundaries of those supporting them, and Bolton Lads & Girls Club are doing once again with their 'Man Vs. Mountain' campaign, to raise funds which will allow disabled and disadvantaged children to enjoy their facilities.
The mission: To cycle the Himalayan Mountain Range in India, from Leh to Manali.
The intrepid adventurers, including Mark Pollitt of Digicomm BCS, will first acclimatise to the thin mountain air, and then cycle a total of 375 miles between the two locations. The mountain road between Leh and Manali is only open for about four and a half months every year, when the snow is cleared off the roads.
As part of the mission, the team will take on the Khardung La, a high mountain pass that holds the distinction of being the World's highest motorable pass at a (disputed) 5,602 metres / 18,379 feet.
Situated in one of the most awe-inspiring locations in the World, the path the adventurers will take is surely one of the greatest on the planet. It's got great views, beautiful scenery, but it's also dangerous. Which is why your support and involvement is appreciated even more.
Do what you can; yes, the money is important, especially if the Club are going to be able to expand their offering to allow disbaled and disadvantaged children take part in many of the clubs activities, sports, trips, etc. But your encouragement will also be very welcomed, at the many gruelling training sessions to come, the follow-up events, and through general support.
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