Damian climbs Everest

About the challenge

Damian Walters, chief executive of the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI), is to raise £100,000 for The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, by attempting to scale the icy precipices of Mount Everest in 2017.

Damian’s epic journey to the summit of Everest starts in April 2017 when he travels from London to Kathmandu, Nepal. The expedition will then take a flight to the Himalayan village of Lukla, which is perched on the mountainside at just over 9,000ft. From there, Damian will pass up the foothills of the Himalayas, before arriving at Everest base camp at just over 17,000ft. He’ll then spend three to four weeks acclimatising to the high altitude by tackling local peaks, before the climb up the southeast ridge of the mountain.

Sponsorship opportunities

The Furniture Makers’ Company has prepared a number of opportunities for companies and individuals who would like to sponsor Damian’s ascent, including having a logo or name printed on the silk flag which he will secure to remain on top of the world forever.

These are the ways you can support him

For a full list of sponsorship opportunities, please contact Richard Ainsworth, fundraising manager at The Furniture Makers’ Company, on 020 7562 8527 or by emailing fundraiser@furnituremakers.org.uk

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