Climbing for Kathmandu

TIC Recruitment scaled Southern Britain's two highest peaks to raise money for Nepal

This March, the intrepid TIC team donned hiking boots, waterproofs, woolly hats and backpacks to tackle two of the highest mountains in the south of Britain in aid of The British School of Kathmandu’s Appeal.

The hike up to the summits of Pen y Fan and Corn Du in the Brecon Beacons saw the TIC team climb an elevation of 2,907 feet (886metres), up a mountain range that is used by the military as part of the selection process for the UK’s Special Forces personnel! We left in sunshine and spring weather but by the time we reached the summit two hours later were surrounded by snow and freezing gales. Despite this, both the fit and less fit made it to the top to fly the Nepal and Welsh flags.

Our efforts proved to be a huge charitable success, raising over £1,000 for BIS Kathmandu’s appeal. We would like to thank everyone who so generously supported us.

TIC has been supporting The British School Kathmandu’s charity work in Nepal since the earthquake in 2015. We have a long and positive relationship with the school, helping to recruit their teachers since 2011. After the earthquake TIC helped to raise awareness of the disaster and launched a gofundme campaign to collect money for the school, generating over £3000 for the cause. Feeling inspired by this success TIC organised a charity bike ride in August 2015 raising another £971. “The repercussions of a disaster of this nature can last for years and want to continue to support the fantastic charitable work the school is doing,” said TIC’s Managing Director, Andrew Wigford.

The British School Kathmandu has successfully re-built three schools in the Dhading area which were damaged and destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. They are now raising money to complete building work on more schools, including a fourth school in Dhading and Gram Sudhar school in Kathmandu. Both schools continue to be used but are at high risk from collapsing. Our recent mountain climb will contribute towards this work.

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