Doing my bit for Help for Heroes

I’ve never been the kind of person to do things by half – when most people were happy doing a couple of RAG events at uni, I decided to climb Kilimanjaro raising £2500 during the middle of my 3rd year. If I’m going to do something, I’m going to do it properly! So when I decided it was time to undertake a new challenge in the name of charity, I knew I had to up my game. In short, I found a trek / climb in Ecuador which turned out to be about 2 metres higher than Kilimanjaro. So technically, I’d upped my game. But then I thought to myself “come on, 2 metres is nothing – you need to really up your game”.

Fast forward a few months and me deciding to get my bum into gear – low and behold I had my new challenge. In fact, I had 21 new challenges, taking place over 21 months, with the last challenge being the climb of Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador. Starting on the 1st January 2011, with a crazed swim in the North Sea, I’m planning on spending the following 629 days (so to speak) undertaking challenges that are going to push me harder than I’ve ever been pushed in the past.

There’s lots of reasons for doing this – I’ll go into more detail as the days go by – but check out my about page for a quick summary. Even though I know little about the world of blogging, I wanted to document my journey, both for myself, and also for all the amazing people who will hopefully be supporting & sponsoring through each of the challenges.

Wish me luck everyone – it’s going to be a bloody difficult, but brilliant 21 months. Looking forward to seeing you along the way.

Blog one – check.

Challenges completed – none.

Months to go – 21.

Help for Heroes [21:21] Challenge


About benjonlambert

Mountain climber, marathon runner, Olympic torchbearer & ACF instructor amongst other things: "Success never came to those who weren't ready for a challenge"
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