Supporter to scale Mount Blanc for MND Association

I have an obsession with mountains! My partner and I trekked to Everest Base Camp back in 2018 and one day, I would love to have a go at climbing the biggest mountain in the world. I see Mont Blanc as a major achievement as it’s the biggest mountain in Western Europe and a fantastic opportunity to raise as much money for the MND Association as possible. The care my Mum received during her illness was fantastic and I would like to do something to raise money to help others.

In preparation for this I have been training extensively. Trips to the Lake District (and soon Snowdonia) to get some miles and elevation under my belt. Along with lots of cycling, running and a strict diet.

I am travelling out to Chamonix on the 10th September 2020 to spend a few days acclimatising in the mountains.

On Sunday 13th September I will commence the summit phase.

Depending on the weather and conditions I may spend either one or two nights in mountain huts to maximise the chance of success.

If the weather is kind (and my body lets me!) I will either summit Mont Blanc on Tuesday 15th or Wednesday 16th September.

John Higgins.

If you like to find out more or sponsor John on his challenge please visit his Justgiving page –