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Kath Kelly scales 'Everest' by mountain bike for breast cancer

on January 15, 2021

VETERAN mountain bike racer and ambassador Kath Kelly has biked the equivalent elevation of Mt Everest up and down her local mountain, Mt Benger. 

Taking 17 hours and 34 mins and climbing a total 9235M, Kath ascended and descended nine times, the equivalent of ascending Mt Everest. Although not needing oxygen or sherpas, she did however have a support crew to help her complete her mission for the Teviot Breast Cancer Fund. 

Dosing up heavily on CurraNZ on the days leading up to the 181km event, Kath was grateful for some muscle and energy support to help her successfully do what is now her second 'Everest' and her first completed outdoors in the elements. 

Kath, whose sister is battling the challenges of breast cancer in Australia, raised an impressive $6000 for the Teviot Breast Cancer Fund, which provides support for people in the valley affected by the disease.

Her concluding statement of the accomplishment was a quote from Sir Edmund Hillary after his descent of Mt Everest in 1953 I '...knocked the b*stard off'. 

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