Scouts climb equivalent of Everest for charity

Youngsters have climbed the equivalent of the highest mountain in the world to raise money for charity.

Wednesday, 9th October 2013, 4:31 pm

The 5th Matlock Scout Group climbed the 8878 metres – the height of Mount Everest – by ascending and descending the stairs of All Saints Church.

During the twelve–hour sponsored period the scouts actually managed to climb the equivalent of Everest not once, or even twice, but four times.

In doing so they managed to raise £1070 for Aquabox, a charity which helps people in the poorest places on Earth to get clean water.

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More than sixty people climbed the stairs an impressive 9,883 times, giving a climbed height of 39,532 metres or 129,698 feet.

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