Stirling pair conquer Everest on Dumyat for charity

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Two Stirling University students have climbed the height eqivalent of Mount Everest in a week by scaling Dumyat over 20 times, in a bid to raise money for charity.

Scott MacPherson and Jordan Sundborg walked up Dumyat three to four times each day from Sunday February 15 to February 21 – raising over £1,000 for Venture Scotland and The Lullaby Trust in the process.

Due to Dumyat standing at just 418m, compared to Mount Everest’s whopping 8,849m, Scott and Jordan had to climb the iconic Stirling peak 23 and a half times in order to complete the challenge – no mean feat.

Scott and Jordan completed their challenge just a couple of days ago, after a physically and mentally exhausting week.

Scott said: “The challenge was tough to say the least. It was an extremely tough mental, physical and emotional test.”

“But raising money for an important cause has always been a goal of mine, and right now seemed like the best time to spread some positivity.”

The pair climbed the iconic Dumyat over 20 times in a week (Credit: Scott MacPherson)

The chosen charity for Scott, Venture Scotland, focuses on personal development through outdoor activities and learning, helping 16–30-year-olds to overcome challenges in their personal lives.

The charity gives young people, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, the opportunity to learn new skills which can help turn their lives around.

Scott said: “This year has been a grind for everybody, but young people need help more than ever, and this is a great cause. The programme is open to anyone who wants to make positive changes in their lives.”

Whilst Scott and Jordan have completed the challenge, there is still time to donate to the cause by giving to Scott’s fundraiser or donating directly to Venture Scotland or The Lullaby Trust.

Image Credit: Scott MacPherson

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