‘Sea2Summit is my greatest challenge yet.’ Jerry Gore
Less than a year ago, Jerry Gore was in Hospital with a broken neck and a paralyzed right arm after a cycling accident. Fast forward 12 months and he is about to get back on the bike and take on one of his greatest A4D Challenges ever to raise money for disadvantaged young people with Type 1 Diabetes: the Sea2Summit.
Sea2Summit: A New Challenge
As the name suggests, the challenge is to travel from the French coast at Nice to the summit of the Barre des Écrins (4,102m.) – the highest mountain to be wholly inside France.
In under 24 hours.
How? The team of five will cycle the 230km from Nice to base-camp, taking in 2 massive Tour de France cols en route. And then, to run/scramble the remaining 11km to the summit, crossing glaciers, deep-snow ridges and 2,200m of climbing.
In total, each team member will climb 8,550m in verticle assent over a 241km route. A pretty massive challenge! There is a high chance of failure. Jerry is not at his full fitness, and it is a challenge no one has ever done before.
Jerry Gore: Mountaineer, Type 1 Diabetic, and A4D Co-Founder
Since being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2001, Jerry Gore has completed 17 challenges to raise money for disadvantaged children with Type 1 Diabetes. But he believes Sea2Summit will be the hardest challenge yet.
However, he is keen to get back to return to fundraising fitness with this challenge! Check his JustGiving! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jerry-gore
Tough Road to Recovery
It has been a long 12 months for Jerry, with intense rehab sessions coupled with the mental battle of trying to recover from his injury. But we are proud to say he is going to have a crack at the mega-A4D challenge.
A big thank you to the whole team who are taking on the challenge to raise funds and awareness for the work we do! $500 is enough to support one child for a year with the essential medication and support that they need to survive and fulfill their potential. So, every penny has an impact.
Feeling inspired? Want to take part in an A4D Challenge? Then get in touch 🙂