Braybrooke skier is back with new challenge

Charity skier Mark Glasscock, of Braybrooke
Charity skier Mark Glasscock, of Braybrooke

A charity skier is attempting one of his biggest challenges to date – to ski down the equivalent of Mount Everest three times a day for three days.

Mark Glasscock, of Braybrooke, is no stranger to charity feats.

The 53-year-old’s last event was in 2012 in aid of The Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

With the period of austerity, as well as having done several previous ski-related challenges between 2005-2011 for cerebral palsy charity Scope, he has not done anything similar for nearly three years now.

“I am hoping that any ‘charity fatigue’ will have worn off for my next 2015 equivalent, now just six weeks away,” Mark told the Mail.

“So, after some time off, I’m now back into some ski-related charity fundraising in real earnest.”

Next month Mark will be taking part in The Multiple Sclerosis Trust’s Monster Ski Challenge in Chamonix, France.

It will involve Mark attempting to ski down the equivalent – or more – of Everest three times, every day, over three days.

“It’s crazy,” Mark added, who is training hard by cycling and swimming.

He has set himself a fundraising target of £2,000.

As with all his charity events, he has already covered his own airfare, accommodation and ski-pass costs.

To sponsor Mark, visit his charity website uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MarkSki4MSTrust2015 or call him on 07753 928 080.