NEWS 26th Jan 2017

Richard'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.

Richard's World Record

On Thursday 9 March 2017, Richard Heaton 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!

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

Richard'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!

Richard 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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From Anon


+ £25.00
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Good luck Captain.
From Mr Roger Allard


+ £5.00
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Richard,hello! Good luck, success in this event tomorrow. Irina & Evgeny
From Anon


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Good luck Richard
From S R Allcock


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Good luck Richard.
From Z Markot


+ £1.25
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Good luck and try not to injure yourself ..
From Mr Keith may


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From Anon

Go Richie. Cant wait to see the video. Any way we can track ur progress on the day
From Caroline Palmer

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