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ITC Engineer Treks to Everest for Charity

ITC Engineer Treks to Everest for Charity

Added to MTDCNC by MTDCNC on 03 January 2013

ITC is proud that its Technical Area Manager, Paul Ensor has completed a trek to Mount Everest base camp to raise money for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. On the 25th November, Paul, his son Robert and RAF colleague Mark Stubbins achieved their goal of reaching Everest Base Camp and went on to summit the nearby mountain of Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5550m (18208ft).

The 80 mile round trip that took 14 days to complete was a gruelling journey that took months of preparation and training to fulfil the demands of such an intensive challenge. Commenting upon the trek, Paul said: "We have so far raised over £5000 for the RAF charity and with a cause that carries such personal sentiment, it was worth every effort.  Our team would like to extend our gratitude for the support and donations provided by friends, family, work colleagues and the multitude of ITC customers that have been so generous in their donations."

Putting the climb into perspective; Paul pushed his normal resting heartbeat of 55 bpm to close to 200 in an effort to combat the combination of altitude and freezing temperatures. Additionally Paul also endured considerable weight loss, which is a typical side effect of the conditions.

Discussing Paul's achievement, Tamworth based ITC's Managing Director, Mr Peter Graves says: "We are extremely proud of Paul's efforts and the funds he has raised for such a worthy cause. The determination and hard work Paul has exerted into supporting this charity is no surprise to us at ITC. He has demonstrated this drive and determination in his career and its something that makes Paul such a worthy asset to ITC and its customer base in the Midlands."

If you would like to contribute to the RAF Benevolent Fund that provides financial, practical and emotional support to our servicemen, please visit Paul's link at www.justgiving.com/PaulEnsor

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