Hiking Machu Picchu in Peru

Fundraising for Phyllis Tuckwell

A message from Veneta:

I would like to thank all the friends, family, colleagues and customers who sponsored me and my Father when we trekked the Inca Trail in aid of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in May 2018.

We were amazed at the kind and generous donations we received amounting to £1543.53, which Barclays matched up to £1.000. Thus giving us a Grand Total of £2543.53.

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The Trek

The trek takes place over four days, covering a distance of 43 kilometres (26.7 miles, sightly more than a marathon) of rugged climbing. Starting at an altitude of 2,600 metres (8,530 feet) we will climb some 400 metres on the first day over 11 km before tackling the hardest part of the trek, a gruelling ascent of approximately 1,200 metres (3⁄4 mile!) getting progressively steeper over 12 km on the second day to Warmiwanusca Pass (known as Deadwoman’s Pass), the highest point on the trek at 4,200 metres (13,769 feet). Although mostly downhill for the last two days, steep steps and tracks can take their toll on feet and joints, not to mention a drop on one side in places. The effects of high altitude and wide variations in temperature are also factors that have to be taken into account.

Thank you Barclays Bank for generously donating £1000!