Mountain challenge is preparation for Japan
MP David Rutley was literally on a cliff edge when he joined Macclesfield Scouts for the day.
He took part in an abseil organised by the Macclesfield and Congleton World Scout Jamboree contingent, at Tegg’s Nose Country Park.
The contingent, made up of local young people, held the event as part of their preparations for the Scout Jamboree which will be hosted by Japan later this year.
The challenge for the group was to abseil the height of Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain at a staggering 3,776 metres.
The unit also ran a number of Japan related activities, including origami, a chop stick challenge and a Japanese costume box.
The event was supervised by district mountaineering advisor, Steve Richmond.
Mr Rutley, who is a keen mountaineer, said: “It was great to be able to support this innovative event.
“The World Scout Jamboree will be an incredible experience for the Macclesfield and Congleton contingent, and I am sure that they will be first rate ambassadors for our area and for scouting.”