Youngest British woman to scale Mount Everest joins charity climb

Youngest British woman to scale Mount Everest joins charity climb

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James Preston

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Youngest British woman to scale Mount Everest joins charity climb

 

The youngest British woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest gave fundraisers a helping hand at Longridge Activity Centre in Bisham yesterday.

Leanna Shuttleworth scaled the world's highest mountain last year and the 19-year-old, who lives in Penn, stopped by to help members of the Rotary Club of Maidenhead Bridge take part in a challenge to climb the equivalent distance between Everest's base camp and summit on the Quarry Wood Road's climbing wall.

The Big Climb, organised to mark the 60th anniversary of the first time the mountain's summit was reached, saw 33 climbers brave the freezing weather and take it in turns to climb the wall a total of 233 times throughout the day.

Members of Maidenhead Rotaract, the 1st Cox Green Brownies and 1st Cookham Guides joined in with the challenge, covering the equivalent of 3,488m.

The £300 raised from sponsorship will go to Longridge, with more money expected to come in this week.

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