Paul Disney, a Royal Marine climbs Mountain Mont Blanc. The veteran tried to carry a 26KG, 2.5M long Concept 2 rowing machine up Western Europe’s highest mountain.
The veteran who attempted to climb the Mont Blanc 4,809m – 15,780ft) with a rowing machine on his back for charity was forced to abandon the device less than 1,500 feet from the summit due to bad weather. The charity stunt was in aid of raising funds for Rock 2 Recovery and RMA – The Royal Marines Charity.
The fitness enthusiast and global adventurer from Lancashire, left the rowing machine in an emergency hut near the top. Mr. Disney, 36, said he was very disappointed not to have completed the ascent with the machine, saying the main reason was poor visibility due to bad weather. He did, however, go on to reach the top without it. Shortly after descending, he said on Facebook he intended to go back up between September 12 and 30 to retrieve the rowing machine, reach the summit and return with the equipment.
Source: 3. September 2019, Telegraph.
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