NEWS 2nd Feb 2017

Colin's World Record Attempt!

Ski 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Ski 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of respite-breaks for families affected by cancer.

We also make grants to care institutions and fund research into the positive effects of exercise and altitude and how they can help with cancer prevention and recovery.

On Thursday 9 March 2017, Colin Abbott will attempt to become a World Record Holder by skiing the vertical height of Mount Everest, the World's highest mountain, in just one day!

Colin will attempt the challenge in the Austrian ski resort of Saalbach alongside ski jumping legend Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards!

Colin's challenge is a BIG one. In just one day he intends to ski a vertical height of 29,029 feet or 8,848 metres.

To put this into perspective, that's as high as most airlines fly or the height of 3,400 household staircases!

Colin commented:

Over the years, I have had family members, friends and colleagues who have battled with cancer.

By undertaking this epic challenge, I aim to mirror their strength and resolve - using my love of skiing to give support to such an amazing and worthwhile charity.

All donations will be gratefully received.

Many thanks!


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Total raised so far


Donors & messages of support


+ £6.25
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no message
From Mr William wilkinson


+ £2.50
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Amazing! Well done Colin.
From Mrs K M Watson

Better late than never! Well done on your efforts.
From Mrs J Abbott-Donnelly


+ £25.00
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Well done Colin. Genuinely wish that we could have got organised sufficiently early to have joined you in this venture. From Ray and Lynn Lumley


+ £5.00
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Good luck Colin
From Anon

Good luck Colin, you can do it!!
From Mrs Annette Wearing


+ £2.50
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Good luck with the challenge! Angie and Keith Sherry x
From KR Sherry


+ £6.25
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Great cause Colin. Ski yourself into the record book! Good luck and best wishes. Swarupa, Nitin & Arjun.
From Nitin V Vaingankar

no message
From Mr Joseph W Abbott


+ £12.50
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And I always thought you were sane Col!! Good Luck with this-you will do it! AND Well done you for doing this for Cancer research. Jude x

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Total raised £642.50 including £112.50 Gift Aid
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