Touching the Void

Simon Taylor (Amenity Director for BSH) and his climbing partners, Paul Furneaux and John Brook.

British Seed Houses Simon Taylor is off to climb the highest mountain in the Americas, and the highest mountain outside Asia. Cerro Aconcagua, made famous in the film Touching the Void, rises to 6,962 metres (22,841 ft) and is located in the Andes mountain range, in the Argentine province of Mendoza.
For some obscure reason he’d rather be “constantly surrounded by 21,000-foot peaks, providing us with a formidable view of the Central Andes” than standing on an exhibition stand at BTME 2010! “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do”, explained Simon, “and the timings just clashed.
(Harrogate looks a better deal to me. Ed)

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Simon is donating all money he raises from this climb to the Beaumond House Community Hospice. Beaumond House Community Hospice is a registered charity that has been committed to providing supportive palliative care to patients and their families living in Newark and district, since 1987. They have 4 beds for respite care and 11 day care places each week day as well as providing care in the community.