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(English) Legendary British climber in snowdon500 challenge

Rebecca with mountaineer  Pasang Sherpa on the Everest summit. Photo: snowdon500.co.uk
Rebecca with mountaineer Pasang Sherpa on the Everest summit. Photo: snowdon500.co.uk

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The Prostate Cancer Research Centre has revealed that the legendary British climber Rebecca Stephens MBE will be taking part in this year’s Snowdon500 event to be organized to contribute to the work of the Prostate Cancer Research Centre in it’s quest to find better treatments for men with prostate cancer.

Rebecca Stephens, who in 1993 became the first British Woman to climb Mount Everest and subsequently in 1994 the first British woman to successfully climb all the highest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents, will be taking part in this year’s charity challenge with her family on the 17th May. As well as competing in the event she’ll also be sharing her stories and experiences at an evening reception for the event, said the event organizer Matt Rannamets.

The Snowdon500 charity challenge and the PCRC Welsh 3 peaks challenge are being held in order to help raise money for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre and to day they have raised over £850,000 for the cause. With the 7th Snowdon500 challenge set to take place this may, the organizers hope to bring the total raised over the £1 million mark.

Over the past 6 years Snowdon 500 has raised £850,000 for prostate cancer research.

The Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge is a unique Opportunity to climb 3 of the most iconic mountains in Wales, said the Snowdon500 website, adding, “You will climb Pen Y Fan (Brecon Beacons) and then Cadair Idris (Mid Wales) on Saturday 17th May 2014 and after an overnight stop in Llanberis you climb  Mt Snowdon on Sunday 18th May 2014”.

“When someone is diagnosed with cancer the news is devastating for the individuals concerned and their family and friends,” adventure travel magazine quoted Rebecca as saying about the Snowdon500 event in its online posting. “I’m thrilled to be supporting the Snowdon500 challenge because it provides an opportunity to do something positive about it. The Snowdon500 challenge is all about bringing people together to take part in what is an exciting and unique charity challenge – and of course for some climbing the mountain will be their personal Everest.”

Both events were set up by Matt Rannamets, a sufferer of prostate cancer. “By taking part in the Snowdon500 challenge or the more demanding Welsh 3 Peaks challenge you will be rewarded by a fantastic and enjoyable mountain experience,” he said. “But there is no greater personal satisfaction than knowing that the funds you raise will make an important contribution to the work of the Prostate Cancer Research Centre in its quest to find better treatments for men with prostate cancer. Help us make these events special and successful by signing up to take part now.”

Both events are supported by experienced marshals, many of whom are trained members of local mountain rescue teams, the website said.

 

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