NEWS 9th Feb 2017

Rob skis two Everests in one day!

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 UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of exercise and altitute and how they can help with cancer prevention and recovery.

On Thursday 9 March 2017, Rob Stewart will attempt to set a new World Record by skiing twice the vertical height of Mount Everest, the World's highest mountain, in just one day!

Rob's challenge is a BIG one. In just one day he intends to ski a vertical height of 58,058 feet or 17,696 metres.

To put this into perspective, that's as high as Concorde used to fly or the equivalent height of 7,000 household staircases! The event will take place in Saalbach (Austria).

Rob commented:

I am undertaking this mammouth challenge in memory of Wenche Hammond (Pronounced Venke).

Wenche, who was a very good friend, died from cancer last year at the age of 42 after a six month battle, leaving behind her husband Scott and their five year old daughter Maja.

The Wenche Hammond Fund is being launched in the lead up to the main Ski 4 Cancer World Record attempt which will see over 250 people ski the height of Mt. Everest once.

I am going to ski that twice however (assuming the conditions are right). Even for me, this is going to be a massive challenge. An 18 Kilometre vertical is a huge distance to ski in one day...

Please give what you can no matter how big or small to Wenche’s fund. Your donation will make a real difference.

Thank you.


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Well done Rob xxxx
From Mrs Elizabeth Bailey


+ £5.00
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Da iawn Rob - fantastic cause
From Dr a maddocks


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Well done Rob. Hope it all goes well.
From G N Knight


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Very best of luck Rob! xxx
From Mrs Susan Holmes


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Good luck Rob!
From C M Ostler


+ £5.00
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A brilliant idea for a great cause, well done Rob! Kate & Janet
From Kate L Aston


+ £4.43
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no message
From Anon

All the very best Rob - I know you can do it!
From Mrs Jacqueline M Thomson


+ £2.50
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Good Luck Rob!
From M D Harrison

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Total raised £169.63 including £26.93 Gift Aid
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