Joe Beaumont Coast to Coast Challenge

I haven’t been climbing much recently, just one faboulously sunny day out at Wallowbarrow earlier this year. My last previous climb of any note was Behind The Lines at Hodge Close back in June 2009 – I really must get out more!

Whilst at Hodge Close I met Joe Beaumont who climbed what I found difficult with ease, was very friendly and forwarded some photo’s that he’d taken of me climbing that evening. So it was with some sadness that I learned this week that Joe suffered a serious climbing accident last year via this news item:

Cumbria mountain fall man cycles 200 miles for rescuers – BBC News

BBC NewsCumbria mountain fall man cycles 200 miles for rescuersBBC NewsJoe Beaumont from Windermere, was rock climbing up a crag is Eskdale in March 2011 when he fell onto the rocks below. The 34-year-old suffered extreme concussion, nerve damage and …

Joe is planning to cycle on a recumbent trike, 200+ miles on a coast to coast ride to raise money for The Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team.

You can find out more about Joe’s story and help him raise money for the organisation that rescued him at Just Giving (click the link)

Good luck Joe