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!

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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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Donors & messages of support


+ £5.00
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Best of luck mate - its a great idea and a great cause D&Z
From david miles


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Great cause Colin! Enjoy the experiance!
From Andrew Mills


+ £2.50
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Good Luck Colin. Hope all goes well for you. Geoff and Lesley


+ £5.00
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Good Luck Colin. Wishing you success.
From Mr John D Norman

Good luck Colin and hope all goes well for you. Don't forget to take some oxygen and Kendal mint cake with you!
From Jeremy Frost


+ £10.00
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Nuts or Guts Bro?! Stay vertical! Love from your folks up north x
From Mrs D R Abbott

Good luck Colin love Shirley
From Shirley Mary Frost


+ £3.75
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wowzwers quite a challenge, well best of luck to you Colin, hope it all goes well.
From James Abbott-Donnelly


+ £2.50
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Good luck! What an inspiring thing to do x
From O J Wilkinson


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Good Luck and enjoy the event. We hope it all goes well. Alison and Jezz
From Alison J Harrop

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Total raised £258.75 including £43.75 Gift Aid
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