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Catrin aims high to help local mountain rescuers
A PORTHMADOG woman picked a very appropriate way to help raise cash for a mountain rescue team - by trekking to Everest Base Camp.
Catrin Meurig Patterson, 32, raised over £3,000 for Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team after making it to the base camp in November along with 12 other fund-raising trekkers.
The Aberglaslyn team is currently working on its new base and is raising funds towards the project.Catrin, who now lives in London, says she wanted to help a charity from her hometown.
She said: “I was part of a group who went to Everest Base Camp with the Cycle Challenge, and we all had our own charity to raise money for. “We walked for 10 days to reach base camp by the Khumbu icefall at 5357m.
We then continued to the summit of nearby Kalapattar, 5647m, before returning to Lukla. “I wanted to raise money for the Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team because they are from Porthmadog and also because of the fantastic work they do around the area.
“The team is currently in the process of building a permanent base in Porthmadog which will enable the volunteers to work more effectively in the surrounding area."
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