NEWS 2nd Feb 2017

Michael'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.

Michael's World Record Attempt

On Thursday 9 March, Dr Michael Tossell 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!

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

Michael'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!

Michael 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


+ £2.50
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Well done Mikey Mike
From g booth


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This was kindly contributed by Frances Ramsden, of the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home in Worthing. Thank you very much, Frances!


+ £12.50
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Hope your orthopaedic surgeon hasn't gone skiing. Well done Mike
From Anthony Finnigan


+ £1.25
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well done
From Claire halsey


+ £6.25
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no message
From DA Tong

Hi Tosser, Do you never stop. Good luck. Ginger
From Mr Paul Bramall

Crazy man, go for it


+ £5.00
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So did you make it? How are your knees? You have to do lots of benzy the knees I seem to remember...?
From P V Oddy


+ £5.00
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no message
From andrew pearce


+ £6.25
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You'll be fantastic, I know it will be a challenge but don't forget to be in the moment. Hazel Ross. (Sorry this is late arrived home from Bali yesterday!)
From Mrs H Ross

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