Jacob Lane's Challenge to the Himalayas
£1,040 Raised
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3 Years running
At the end of June next year and after finishing his GCSEs, my 15 year old son Jacob will be leaving England for the lower Himalaya in Northern India where he has volunteered to work within the remote community of Ladakh. It's going to be ... More ...
At the end of June next year and after finishing his GCSE's, my lovely son Jacob will be leaving England to take part in an expedition to the lower Himalaya in Northern India where he has volunteered to work within the community. It's going to be very tough and after acclimatising to the high altitude, Jacob will spend 2 days trekking with a team to an extremely remote area known as the Ladakh region, it will be a difficult climb and he will have to carry all his own equipment.

After two days he will arrive in an area known as Leh where he will spend two weeks doing maintenance work on the local school and orphanage, teaching the children and living in the buddhist community. Whilst the expedition is led by World Challenge, the team are entirely responsible for their own budgeting, organisation, cooking, building of camp, etc. At the end of two weeks, Jacob will trek to the peak of Stock Kangri. This is a difficult and demanding high altitude ascent. The team will take ice axes and crampons to tackle the glacier over which they will trek to reach the summit.

This is the most wonderful opportunity for Jacob and we are thrilled that he is determined to do this, however with a very busy school life and important exams to study for, it is going to be hard for him to raise all the money for this trip himself. Jacob is also a keen photographer and will take his camera with him so he can give a talk and show photographs when he gets back and in fact he has already been asked to go and speak at his old school and, in return, they will make a contribution. He will also take part in sponsored activities and do odd jobs to help raise the £4,000 needed to do this trip. Raising the money himself will also give him a better sense of achievement at the end of it.

I feel so strongly that Jacob should go on this trip, it will do him a world of good, open his eyes to other cultures, make him more independent, more confident and expand his mind beyond the classroom. He will develop life skills such as teamwork, leadership and planning. I know he will take enormous pride in doing this as he was inspired by Bert rowing the Atlantic last year for charity and whilst he is too young to do that now, he feels that this will be a major stepping stone to the world of adventure that lies out there....and, at such a young age, the world really is, his oyster.

To view Jacob's own website page please go to: http://jacoblaneonworldchallenge.webs.com/

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