Spon­sors needed for ad­ven­ture

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The only moun­tain Mike Bos­ton has climbed in his life is Mt Ton­gariro, which is a third of Mt Aconcagua’s height at 1,978m.

Bos­ton’s main role will be to film and doc­u­ment the jour­ney, climb and hope­fully the sum­mit mo­ment.

Two months later, in April 2016, Bos­ton and Dave Wil­liams will at­tempt the full sea2­sum­mit of Mt De­nali, in Alaska, which is 6,194m. This will in­volve run­ning six marathons in six days from An­chor­age, Alaska to the edge of the De­nali Na­tional Park and then trekking amongst wolves and bears to the base of the Kahiltna Glacier. ‘‘We will then have to climb onto the glacier and nav­i­gate a fur­ther 57km, to ar­rive on foot at De­nali base camp.’’

The pair are cur­rently fundrais­ing and seek­ing spon­sor­ship for the ad­ven­tures. A givealit­tle page has been set up. ‘‘This is an im­mense mis­sion for me, the scale of which is al­most over­whelm­ing, but with my ex­pe­ri­enced off­sider who has al­ready ticked of three of the renowned seven sum­mits I be­lieve I can help him com­plete th­ese next two,’’ Bos­ton said.

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Jan­uary’s mis­sion will be Dave Wil­liams’ third at­tempt at Mt Aconcagua.

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