Rapierstar MD David Furness and financial and operations director Scott Rogers will be completing a physically and mentally demanding trek up Mount Toubkal this month to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
The duo have been motivated to complete this arduous trek and raise money for Cancer Research UK following the tragic loss earlier this year of their good friend and company accountant Jonathan Curwen. Jonathan was a healthy, talented and positive 42-year-old professional when he suddenly had to bravely battle his cancer diagnosis. Sadly, he was lost to his loving wife and young family this summer.
David and Scott will fly to Morocco on Saturday 17th November and stay at the Imlil Lodge, a two hour drive from Marrakech in the Toubkal National Park. Sunday will see the group set off on their trek to refuge du Toubkal (3207m) where they will acclimatise for the big ascent to Mount Toubkal’s 4,167m summit on Monday. They will then travel back to Marrakech on the Tuesday.
Scott says: “I wanted to raise money to support the fight against cancer, an indiscriminate and often devastating disease, and also to remember our lost friend. That’s why I have decided to complete a sponsored trek up Mount Toubkal, part of the Atlas Mountain range in Morocco and the highest peak in North Africa at 4,167m. It will be a snowy climb when we attempt to summit next week, ascending with crampons and ice axes and coping with the challenges of thin air at this altitude.”
“The trek will be physically and mentally demanding, but it will be worth every ache and pain to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. We would be thrilled if you could support us with a donation, every penny of which will go straight to Cancer Research UK to fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner.”
David adds: “Neither of us have managed to fit in the level of training we would have liked, but we are determined to try our very best. Wind speeds of 60 km/h are forecast this Sunday, with wind chill falling to minus 24 and we will be trekking through snow for about half of our climb. It will be an amazing experience and incredibly rewarding to reach our fundraising goal.”
If you would like to support Scott and David on their trek, please visit our donation page at Just Giving: