Climbing Everest via Ben Nevis

4th July 2023

A Bradford man will be ‘running, walking and crawling’ the equivalent height of Mount Everest later this month

Climbing Everest via Ben Nevis

Satti Saggu, a NHS Head of Operations for Community Neurology Service in Leeds, has set himself the physical, mental and emotional endurance challenge to raise £500 towards our ongoing lifesaving and life-changing work.

Instead of starting his challenge from the foothills of the Himalayas though he’ll do it all by running up and down the UK’s highest mountain multiple times.

Satti told us: “The scale of it is scary and seems impossible. From 17 to 20 July, I will be running, walking and crawling the equivalent height of Everest. This is a whopping 29,032ft (8,849 meters) or approximately 29 times the height of the Shard building in London. 

“I am hoping to do this by running up and down Ben Nevis in Scotland, the tallest mountain in the UK, which stands at 4,413 feet at its summit. 

Push my body to the extreme

“This challenge I know will push my body to the extreme, even more so as I am the first to avoid hills of any description.”

As well as raising money for us Satti will also be raising funds for Tommy’s, the pregnancy and baby loss charity.

He added: “Both these charities do excellent work in their respective areas, supporting people who have been impacted by meningitis or miscarriages/baby loss.

“Having experienced baby loss on more than one occasion, my wife and I appreciate the emotional and physical impact it has.

“Please contribute (however small) to these great causes so they can continue doing the invaluable work they do.” 

Our Fundraising Officer Kat Hollywell added: “We’d like to wish Satti the best of luck for his challenge and keep our fingers crossed that the weather conditions are kind to him. Many thanks for your support, which will help towards our ongoing work fighting back against meningitis and supporting those who have been affected by it.”

If you’d like to support Satti’s efforts you can visit his fundraising page.