The Rob Gauntlett Trust
I spent 6 months supporting Rob Gauntlett (and his expedition partner James Hooper) on their pole-to-pole man-powered journey last year. Rob tragically lost his life, however, on Jan 9th 2009 in a climbing accident in the French Alps. His good friend James Atkinson, also aged 21, sadly died in the tragedy too. The idea behind the ride is to raise money for the Trust Fund set up in Rob's name. Please click on the photo to read a moving Telegraph news article written by Nicola Gauntlett, Rob's mother, about Rob's life.
The 180-degrees pole-to-pole expedition
The Rob Gauntlett Trust helps young people who are seeking financial support to 'reach their Everest' in whatever field that may be. Rob and James inspired many by becoming the youngest non-Sherpas to summit Everest, aged just 19 in 2006 and by completing their 26,000-mile pole-to-pole journey in 2008. Click on the logo on the left or on the following link to find out more: www.180degrees.com To read an article from The Times 'My best friend, gone in a second' by James Hooper, please click here: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5580590.ece
How to donate: The Rob Gauntlett Trust is in the process of becoming a registered charity. Rob passed away in January 2009 and the charity registration process takes time. A bank account for all contributions has been set up, however. Please send cheques made out to 'The Rob Gauntlett Trust' to John Dwyer, 4 Ely Close, Tarring, W Worthing, W Sussex, BN13 1BH, UK. Your support is much appreciated! If you would like to make a donation securely online, please click on the 'Donate' button below and follow the instructions.