Port Express Matt Climbs Ben Nevis
Port Express Transport Planner Matt King completed his climb of the UK’s highest mountain this month, raising over £2,700 for Mountbatten Hampshire Hospice in the process.
We told you last month how Matt completely transformed himself, taking control of his weight and losing an incredible 13 stone. This enabled him and two friends, Dan and Brett, to climb Ben Nevis to raise funds for the hospice who looked after Dan’s mother before she passed due to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia last year.
Well, we are pleased to report that, with a sense of determination that had them digging deeper than they had ever done before, the trio completed their climb on the 1st of this month. The management at Port Express could not be prouder of Matt’s personal achievements.
Matt commented “I honestly couldn’t have done it without my mates around me. The last quarter was really tough, we struggled with small stones that move under your feet while navigating a staggering incline, my whole body was aching and it took a while to catch my breath with the air being so thin”.
“However, the feeling stood at the top, being the highest person on land in the UK for a few moments, and knowing we had raised the money to help others made it all worthwhile. Coming back down was just as hard, if not harder, with aching knees and toes banging on the front of our boots. The beer at the end was magical though”.
“I would like to say a big thank you to all the donations and messages, many kind hearts have helped a truly worthy cause”.
You can still contribute to the justgiving page, which can be found HERE. In the meantime, Matt has supplied us with a short video that demonstrates the climb and can be viewed below.