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Simon Knighton is aiming to become only the second British man over the age of 60 to climb the world's highest peak

AN ALDBOURNE man is ramping up his training and preparations ahead of his attempt to climb Mount Everest.

In April, 61-year-old Simon Knighton is aiming to become only the second British man over the age of 60 to climb the world's highest peak, while he also hopes to raise funds for the charity Age UK and other local good causes, including St Michael's School in Aldbourne.

Mr Knighton, who has held roles at senior level for a number of UK charities, will be taking a three-month career break to achieve his lifelong dream, which he describes as the “greatest challenge of his life”, and he said he hopes to show that everyone has the potential to do something incredible, whatever their age.

Mr Knighton has recently been out on several cross country rides as he prepares for his challenge and on Wednesday, March 2, he will be giving a talk about his expedition and his wider fundraising campaign, “MyEverest” at St Michael's School Hall in Aldbourne, starting at 7pm.

To find out more about his campaign, or to donate to the cause, click on the links below.



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