Johnny Dawes Climbing No Handed for Nepal

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by Lost Earth Adventures

Legendary Climber Joins Our Relief Effort

Johny Dawes Climber

Johnny Dawes is a British climbing legend. In the 1980’s he pushed climbing like no other and by 1986 the climbing grading system had to be extended from E7 to the bold and death defying E9 (E for Extreme, some of his routes included death as a realistic consequence of falling). His first ascents include Indian Face E9, Gaia E8 and The End of The Affair E8.

A master of kinaesthetics, conscious and unconscious, Johnny is the master of body awareness, movement and balance. He has cemented himself into the climbers hall of fame as one of the most experimental climbers of all time and was the first successful climbing coach, coaching since 1994. Recently Johnny has been concentrating on the fascinating sport of no-handed climbing, which is sure to be an eye opener to all who give it a go.

Lost Earth Adventures are holding an Abseiling fundraiser at Stanage Edge near Hathersage in the Peak District on 14th June to raise money for the relief effort in Nepal. The attempt will be to collectively abseil the height of Kathmandu (1440m) over the course of the day with as many participants as possible. Johnny has kindly agreed to donate his time free of charge to help us out on the day and is inviting people to have a go at no handed climbing before or after your abseil slot.

Stanage Edge Charity Abseil

In order to attend this fun event and learn some skilful footwork, Lost Earth Adventures are asking for a minimum of £50 donation per person, this will need to be submitted via our Share the Load Foundation page at the point of registering. Time slots will be available throughout the day.

Goodie Bags will be distributed on the day and there will also be a silent auction for some top climbing equipment.

100% of the donations will go directly towards the relief effort in Nepal, reaching vulnerable and remote mountain villages and providing safe drinking water, food and shelter as well as rebuilding the school in Shirkhabesi. Lost Earth Adventures, our guides and Johnny Dawes will all be donating our time on the day of the fundraising event and any administration costs will be covered by Lost Earth Adventures.

earthquake in Langtang Valley

Large areas of Nepal were devastated on 25 April when an earthquake hit that measured 7.8 on the Richter scale. The effects of the earthquake killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000. Thankfully none of Lost Earth Adventure’s clients or colleagues were hurt, however, for many of our guides and porters based in the area, their lives have been greatly affected. You can read local man Pasang’s story.

Please visit the Share the Load Foundation page and click the ‘How You Can Help’ tab for the option to donate. Please reference your name when submitting your donation.

The event will take place from 10am to 5pm, the meeting point is Hooks Car Park, Hathersage in Derbyshire. Minimum age for participants is seven, under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration is essential by ringing 01904 500094 or by emailing info@lostearthadventures.co.uk

If you would like to donate, but are unable to come to the event, every little bit helps! Please help us to share this event with anyone you know that you think may be interested.

Thank you for your support!

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