Monday 1st April 2024
Project Everest Endeavour 2024: A world-record attempt to climb Mt Everest from both sides in support of UK military charities.
The Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team – AFPST:
As an independent service charity, the AFPST exist to support the recovery of wounded, injured and sick military personnel and veterans. Having served their country, it is now up to us to ensure they are not forgotten. The AFPST aims to foster a sense of purpose, encourage success and re-build self-confidence using the transformative power of para-snowsports. By motivating, engaging and inspiring our athletes, we can help restore their physical and mental health.
Walking With The Wounded - WWTW:
Walking With The Wounded is a leading military charity which recognises that those who served, deserve. Whether mentally wounded, socially wounded or physically wounded, they deserve the care, support and means to get those who have served and their families back on their feet. WWTW do three things: employment, mental health and care coordination which are saving jobs, homes, relationships and lives for the veterans who are struggling since leaving the military. Their innovative partnerships with the NHS, the creation of Project Nova with the Forces Employment Charity to intercept veterans in police custody and reduce reoffending; and their own mental health capabilities enabling one-to-one therapy within days, are all delivering significant, positive, social impacts across the UK.
Climb 2 Recovery - C2R:
Set up by wounded veterans for other wounded, injured and sick (WIS) veterans and service personnel, Climb2Recovery is a charity that offers climbing courses to help with both physical and mental recovery. C2R aim to make the sport more accessible to both beginners and experienced climbers, whatever their current abilities.
C2R continues to build an all-important support network through climbing. Many of the veterans that climb with C2R have stayed on as part of the community, taking part in multiple courses, building friendships and contacts and finding lifelong climbing partners, peer mentoring and training opportunities.
Since 2016, C2R have created a range of courses and activities for the WIS community, from Alpine training in Chamonix to beginners’ sessions in the UK and sports climbing expeditions in Spain. Through UK courses, veterans can also progress to develop a fulfilling career in climbing with the chance to qualify as rock climbing instructors themselves.