Higher than Mount Everest

Monday 20 March 2017

Shuttleworth College Outdoor Adventure students climbed way above the height of Mount Everest to raise funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The 36 students undertook the challenge at the Big Rock climbing centre in Milton Keynes on Thursday 2 March.

Shuttleworth College Lecturer Jon Goodwin said: “The students aimed, between them, to climb the 8,850 metre height of Mount Everest, but managed to exceed expectations and set a new target of Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain from sea bed to summit, standing at an impressive 10,220 metres. They achieved their goal, and the sore arms and legs were well worth it! The students were sponsored by family and friends and hope to raise £500 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.”

Of course adventure at Shuttleworth College is generally in the great outdoors – whether in the acres of parkland around the College campus or farther afield sailing at Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire or kayaking at Priory Park lake in Bedford.

If you want an adventurous career then visit www.shuttleworth.ac.uk or go along to an Open Day on Thursday 25 May.

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