RAF Boulmer team climbs height of Mount Everest for fundraising effort

An RAF Boulmer team has successfully completed the ambitious RAFA Mountain Challenge in a bid to raise awareness and donations for the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA).

By Sian Cripps
Monday, 12 August, 2019, 06:00
Some of the personnel who took part in the challenge

Personnel took on the challenge to reach the equivalent height of Mount Everest - a staggering 8,848 metres.

The first stage, held at The Alnwick Garden saw them reach the equivalent height of the Matterhorn, a breath-taking 4,478 metres.

Ready to face the second stage of the climb, the team returned to the garden on to complete the challenge.

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Visitors came in their droves to the garden and it wasn’t long before guests were lining up to have a go at the challenge themselves.

With help from visitors, family and friends the team successfully reached their target height of 8848 metres.

Their efforts raised almost £1,000 in total for RAFA, which supports those currently serving in the RAF as well as veterans and their families.