Two of Britain’s most experienced mountaineers, Rick Allen and Jerry Gore are attempting the ascent of K2, the second highest peak in the world and the most challenging. Each is using the attempt to draw attention to the needs of a charity with which they are closely associated. Rick is a trustee of Partners UK which is currently focused on meeting the acute health and educational needs of refugee children displaced from their homes in Myanmar by recent political upheavals. Jerry lives with type 1 diabetes and through Action4Diabetes, facilitates the distribution of insulin to children with diabetes across SE Asia. If the pair are successful, Jerry will be the first British and the first French mountaineer with type 1 diabetes to reach the summit of K2.
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