Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 30/06/2022

It's my Birthday!
So just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone for all the donations I have received! The target was hit on both which made my birthday even better.
From 2019 when I spent my 21st on a hospital ward followed by 2020 where we were all in lockdown, 2021 we had a small get together and the day after we all went into isolation after one person testing positive➕
2022 has been my year, I've got to have my birthday at work out in the sun all day helping with the climbing tower and artificial cave system!
And I feel so greatful for all the opportunities that I've had to do this year lest hope we keep growing!

Big thanks to Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team and I hope one day we can meet up and you can show me how your day flows.

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 22/06/2022

3 years ago today I was unlucky enough to take a fall while out climbing.
The original plan was to summit Toubkal one year after but Covid had different ideas.
Looking back at where I was from recovery I probably wouldn't have made it to the summit that year.
However this year was the year for me with improved strength and a long wait it was a great achievement summiting with the full group by my side.
It's also one week before my birthday and it would be amazing if the mountain rescue and air ambulance pages could hit their targets by then!


And just need to say a huge thank you to everyone who's shown me support and helped get me to the summit.

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 30/05/2022

A few more photos of us reaching the summit and a few selfies from along the way.

Thanks for the support shown by 1st Washington Scouts and Ynys Môn / Anglesey Scout Council with the longest name tape making it to the summit

Mountain Escape: Walk-Scramble-Climb

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 27/05/2022

5am start to get us up and early to the summit.
We set off in the dark using head torches we crossed a small river and headed over the snow.
The higher up I got the harder it was to breathe which made the strap sections even harder to climb! We slowed the pace down to keep us moving steadily and the relief of seeing the summit made it hard to get the smile off my face.😃
We had a short break taking in the views with a few essential snacks.
And then it was time to head back down to Imlil we where filled with energy and a buzz from the summit with the feeling we could have walked for days!
12 hours since leaving the refuge we made it safely back to Imlil with sore feet and tired legs but still beaming with joy. 🚿showers where definitely first on the list filled closely by 🍽️ tea a great big tagine.

A big thank you has to be said to our guides Carl and Paul from Mountain Escape: Walk-Scramble-Climb who made the trip possible and very enjoyable

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 27/05/2022

First recap of our journey up to the refuge hut there was some stunning views and felt let s breeze walking up after the fee tough training days we'd had!
We arrived with plenty of time to take in the views, play some card games and have some pasta before our early start for the summit.


We've made it!

Updates and abit more detail will follow tomorrow. once we've had a shower and a sleep!🚿😴

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 21/05/2022

With Sunderland winning at Wembley there couldn't be a better way to get you in a good mood for summiting Toubkal!🏔️

Although there's no internet up the mountain surprisingly so you'll hear from me in a few days time.


Final day of relaxing and packing our bags ready for the summit.
Geoffrey is ready and looking excited for hitting new heights!

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 20/05/2022

It's been a day of rest to give our muscle a chance to calm down before we set of for toubkal on Sunday! Strava had a moment so says we walked in a perfectly straight line due to a glitch.
But we've walked up to the waterfalls a few times today then a trip round the shops of Imlil trying a bit of bartering.

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 19/05/2022

Day 3 remembered to press record on the longest day so far, hitting highs of 28°
My shoes seem to have felt the impact and are falling apart! Good job I've got my boots to wear.
Geoffrey suffered an injury so has a temporary repair until we fly back home.

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 18/05/2022

Day 2 and I've already forgotten to press record at the start of the walk 🤦‍♀️
So here's the section I remembered to press record on and a few pictures of us along the way

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 17/05/2022

First day of walking achieved
Nice to get out exploring and start acclimatising to the altitude.

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 16/05/2022

Arrived in Imlil with a Coke zero to get the afternoon away and enough snacks to keep me going!


Time for take off🛫✈️


1 day to go
Bags are packed and ready to get to Manchester for our early flight tomorrow!


2 days to go
PCR done with Starbucks to follow to get the morning going


3 days to go
and it's starting to feel real!


4 Days to go
So let's introduce you to the last member of the team
Geoffrey the rescue giraffe🦒
He's up for an adventure so let's see how he does!


5 days to go
Let's get the kit check started!


6 days to go and the weather is looking Hot Hot Hot!☀️


This time next week I'll be on a plane to Morocco🇲🇦 (as long as easyJet don't have anymore cancellations up their sleeves)

Training walks have been going well and I am extremely grateful for all the support I've had so far and can't wait to share the views from the top of toubkal!⛰️

1 week to go!


I'm starting to feel like this trip is against me!
First year being postponed due to COVID restrictions
Second year postponed again 🙄 suprise suprise to COVID restrictions
Third time lucky is what we where thinking but then today we find out our flights have been cancelled with less than a month to go!
Hopefully we can find a new flight the group can all make🤞

Photos from Mountain Escape: Walk-Scramble-Climb's post 27/02/2022

I've been a bit quiet but we are finally back and the trip is definitely going ahead!
We've been out today meeting up with others joining me on the expedition and getting a bit more training out on the hills.
Thanks to Carl and Paul for leading us looking forward to seeing you in Morocco!

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 07/06/2021

Fantastic day abseiling at Langley castle.🏰
We had the weather for it and thanks to Wild About Adventure for making such an amazing event who knew abseiling down the side of a castle could be so much fun!
But of course I couldn't stop there had to take my rescue giraffe on the abseil too!🦒


This Sunday I'll be heading to Langley Castle where I'll be abseiling 90ft! Keep an eye out and hopefully I'll remember to take some pictures when I do it!

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 23/04/2021

How Amazing is this?
We've made it half way on both just giving pages today!🎉

Thank you to everyone for your support so far we are doing awesome and smashing these targets.
It's all looking good for summiting Mount Toubkal next year!⛰️

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 31/03/2021

March on the Monument Day 31
The grand finale

We've done it with a few extra meters of elevation
Next the real thing plans are looking good for next yeah with the chance to summit Mount Toubkal
The highest mountain in North Africa!

And don't forget every penny goes along way see what you can do for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Cleveland Mountain Rescue

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 30/03/2021

March on the Monument Day 30

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 29/03/2021

March on the Monument Day 29

Photos from Dizzy's Toubkal trekking fundraiser's post 28/03/2021

March on the Monument Day 28

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