Rob aims high in his biggest charity challenge
STRATFORD’S Rob McCormick is on his way up a mountain to raise money for charity.
Rob, aged 60, will be attempting to reach the summit of Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, the highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas, reaching almost 7,000 metres. He’s doing it in aid of The Shakespeare Hospice and The League of Friends of Stratford Hospital.
Rob is an experienced mountaineer who has been climbing and hill walking since his student days. He said: “In climbing terms, this is a serious mountain. It’s the highest challenge that I’ve ever taken on, and it’s daunting to say the least. I’ve climbed Mount Elbrus, in Russia, which was 5,642 metres, but this is a big step up for me and, although I’ve been training hard, I don’t know how my body is going to react to the altitude. It’ll be a combination of experience, good weather and luck that gets me to the top.”
Rob is Treasurer for the League of Friends of Stratford Hospital and his wife, Miranda, is Chair of the Board of Trustees for The Shakespeare Hospice. The proceeds of Rob’s sponsored climb will be split between the two charities.