25th October 2018
Keen climber Philip Pinchin scaled the heights of the sixth highest mountain to set about raising thousands of pounds for local medical charity Cobalt. Along the way he took a local seamstress’s handiwork with him. Rosalind Bodman owner of Dream Seams, a Cheltenham t-shirt printing and embroidery specialist stepped up to the challenge of producing Cobalt branded items including sew on badges for Philip to wear and a flag for him to take to the summit.
Cho Oyu at 8201 metres, straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is from her northwest-ridge in Tibet that Cobalt supporter, Philip Pinchin embarked on his ascent without supplemental oxygen.
Cho Oyu is translated from Tibetan as “the Turquoise Goddess”. Situated 28km west of Everest on the Tibetan Plateau, the true summit has been reached when, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest and the Khumbu Valley can all be seen.
Philip said ‘My late mother helped raise money for the Cheltenham Cobalt Unit, so it seemed a natural choice of charity when I sought to use this climb as a fund-raising opportunity’.
If you would like to support Philip, click here to visit his Just Giving page. Philip aims to raise over £8000, the equivalent of the height of Cho Oyu mountain.
Kirsty Bradbury, Fundraising Engagement Officer said “It was great to hear from Philip and that he was back in one piece, having endured a frozen left foot and exhaustion to climb Cho Oyu in the Himalayas and raise money for Cobalt”.