Six expeditions. One mum. All for charity.
It’s hard work juggling working, training, volunteering and the kids
To fit in the intensive training needed to tackle her mammoth year of trekking from next April – first in Machu Picchu, followed by Mount Elbrus, Mount Everest base camp, Kilimanjaro and cycling from Vietnam to Cambodia, capped off with the once-in-a-lifetime St Luke’s trek to Malawi in 2020 – Claire dons a 15kg backpack three times a week when she walks to pick her children, aged 10 and 11, from school. She also regularly puts in training at Peak Fitness in Tavistock.
The Malawi Challenge 2020
During this eight-day challenge, Claire will push herself physically with a demanding two-day climb up Mulanje Mountain in Malawi. She’ll also visit local communities, with the chance to visit a Malawian hospice.
While the main aim is to raise much needed funds for the vital care at home provided by St Luke’s, Claire and the rest of the trekkers will also work with Malawians within the healthcare and community care system.