Matt Croucher GC and Sam Shephard GC support Climb2Recovery
Last week two members of the VCGC Association were kindly invited to the Isle of Skye by the UK Charity Climb2Recovery. The charity was setup in 2016 by Neil Heritage to to give wounded, injured and sick (WIS) veterans the opportunity to enhance their rehabilitation through climbing and mountaineering. Matt Croucher GC and Sam Shephard GC were both truly humbled by those in attendance. Some of the hardest climbing they have ever done alongside severely sick and injured service personnel. The week was fully sponsored by The Patron Charitable Initiatives, with Keith Breslauer and his son Aaron both attending. The GoFundMe page currently sits with over £20,000 raised to date.
Camping at Glenbrittle, the group was split into various climbing partnerships, led by some of the most experienced guides in the Scottish Highlands. The groups managed to traverse the Cuillin Ridge over two days, climb a multi-pitch route of the Cioch Buttress and the Sgurr an Fheadain and climb various routes of the crags at Neist. Sam Shephard GC said ‘It was truly amazing to be a part of something very special. Seeing first-hand the transformative effect that the small charity, Climb2Recovery can have on severely sick and injured service personnel is deeply moving. I would like to personally thank the Charity, specifically Joe Winch for putting together such a great trip, and Keith Breslauer for his continued support to the wider military community.’
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