Climbing the highest mountains for cancer

ATTEMPT: Members will climb eight mountains in eight days.

THE Oronda Natura association, which is made up of Ronda mountain and nature-lovers, has thought up an interesting charity project for May.

Three of their members will attempt to climb the highest mountains in the eight provinces of Andalucia, taking a message of support for cancer patients to the summits and raising funds to help fight cancer at the same time.

The climbers, Carlos Javier Garcia, Juan Carlos Rodriguez and Rafael Carlos Garcia will attack mountains including the 3,479 metres of Mulhacen in Granada, (the highest in Spain) all in just eight days.

“The idea arose spontaneously while we were running free hiking routes in exchange for food for those in need,” explained Carlos Javier Garcia.

He said the three had fancied trying to climb all eight mountains for a while and this seemed the ideal opportunity to do it, because it’s all for a good cause.

To achieve their goal the climbers need companies to sponsor them. Sponsor packages of €180 have been announced, with €100 going to the charities and the rest helping cover the travelling costs for the climbers.

“We don’t want to gain from this project, we have a heart-felt need to help those who need us,” Carlos Garcia said.

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