Ski the height of Everest for charity
20th August 2010
An event is happening in Tignes next winter and will benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Trust. It does though raise the question of exactly how arduous some of the charity events really are.
After all for many people skiing hard and fast round Tignes for a few days sounds like fun.
It does though depend on your ability, level of fitness and determination.
Monster Ski is a race that challenges skiers and boarders to ski the height of Mount Everest, 29,000 vertical feet, over three days.
The event raises money for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.
To some the challenge may sound daunting, but the organisers say that if you are a confident and capable skier or snowboarder, with a good level of fitness, it should be within your reach.So, perhaps not that tricky then.
It takes place from the 3rd – 7th February 2011.
To register for Monster Ski costs £150, however each participant is required to raise a minimum of £1,700 in sponsorship for the MS Trust.
The price includes flights & resort transfers, half-board accommodation, a 3-day lift pass and ski guides.
Fund raising is the main aim, but perhaps one may ask the question as to why people should sponsor someone to have a short break skiing – but it’s all for charity so as they say in French, C’est la vie, or ‘such is life’.
However for many people 29,000 ft is no mean achievement.
If they are more used to a gentle cruise around the slopes after a late start, long lunch and early trip to sample the après ski.
Previous Monster Ski challenges in Colorado, Engelberg and Whistler raisied over £250,000 to support the MS Trust.
Multiple Sclerosis is usually diagnosed in young adults.
It is a complex and unpredictable life-long condition that attacks a person’s central nervous system, often leading to physical and cognitive disability.
There is currently no cure for the disease and the cause is also yet to be discovered.
So is it an arduous challenge or a bit of a holiday? We leave you to make your own mind up.
Perhaps though it is a bit of both.
To register to be a part of the Monster Ski Challenge download a registration pack from www.mstrust.org.uk/monsterski