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Orkney Housing Association celebrates Cat's Everest challenge

Cat completes her Everest Challenge.

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Lots of us can relate to the current situation curtailing our travel plans this year. Cat Browne, Finance and Asset Management Administrator at Orkney Housing Association, was set to take on the trip of a lifetime walking the foothills of the Himalayas to Everest Base Camp this October.

Unfortunately this wasn’t to be, but having postponed her trip until next year, Cat decided to put on her walking boots setting off on Saturday 12 September 2020 to climb Wideford Hill (225m) in Kirkwall, 40 times over 7 days from sea-level until she had ascended the equivalent height of Everest (8,848m) to raise money for Armed Forces Charity SSAFA and the local Kirkwall and St Ola Army Cadets.

Setting off in some really challenging conditions Cat embraced the weather and completed the climb on Friday 18 September. We think she has done an amazing job for a fabulous cause and if anyone would like to contribute to her fundraising efforts please see the details below.

Cat said “It's been a long, tough week with a lot of early starts, whiney legs & feet, and every weather imaginable. I am delighted to have completed this challenge and look forward to hopefully admiring Everest for real in the not too distant future – especially knowing that I don’t have to climb it (again!)”

Support Cat by contributing here.

Pictured: Cat at Wideford Hill

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