Mountain climb supports trust

Hannah Phillimore, from Ryhall, climbs Mount Edith Cavell in Canada for the Cavell Nurses' Trust. EMN-151011-152750001

Hannah Phillimore, from Ryhall, climbs Mount Edith Cavell in Canada for the Cavell Nurses' Trust. EMN-151011-152750001

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Student nurse Hannah Phillimore, from Ryhall, helped raise more than £2,000 for charity by climbing a mountain.

Mount Edith Cavell in Canada is three times the height of Snowden and took 17 hours to climb.

Hannah did a week of challenges for the Edith Cavell Nurses Trust, including white water rafting, glacier walking and rock climbing, before the big mountain climb.

Hannah and her group began their climb at 3am, climbing firs through pine forests and scree.

Describing her dangerous climb, Hannah said: “Lose rocks were under your feet and it was very scary knowing how high you are and how easily you could fall. It took another three hours to reach the top of this section.

“Once at summit ridge, two hours from the summit, it was very cold, covered in snow and you could literally see over each side of the mountain. At this point half our group turned back and myself and three others carried on to the summit.

“We had to traverse around the edge of the mountain in the snow with nothing to hold onto to, a sheer drop to our right and we were only roped to each other.

“It was terrifying.

“When we finally reached the summit at about 11.50am I was very relieved. It had taken us around eight hours.

“To get down was just as tricky, it took us about nine hours and we didn’t get back to the hotel until 10pm. It was mentally and physically exhausting but very rewarding.”

You can still sponsor Hannah at www.justgiving.com/hannahphillimore.