Scouts summit Everest
On a freezing day in November 2012, thirty scouts from the 59th New Chapel Scouts Group in Packmoor, near Stoke, set off to conquer Everest, the world’s highest mountain. They didn’t have too far to travel as the climb was to be made at the Kilnworx indoor climbing wall in Burslem. The climb took all day but eventually they succeeded in climbing the equivalent of 8,849 metres (29,029 feet), the height of Everest (and no frostbite!).
Team members visited the scout group on Friday night to receive the donation and to present the scouts with a Certificate of Appreciation for all their hard work. The scouts, leaders, and parents had an opportunity to try some of the teams equipment and find out how search dogs sniff out a missing person.
(Photo credits: Yolanda Blane)
1. Team Chairman, Roger Bennett, receives the donation and presents a certificate of appreciation to Andy Lawton, Scout Leader.
2. Team Equipment Officer, Dave Philips, shows how a casualty is safely loaded into a rescue stretcher.
3. Saying “Thanks” to the young climbers.