Marc, aged 33, Director of Strategy and Projects for Partnerships and Regeneration, is one of the first people in the division to announce his commitment to helping Galliford Try Partnerships hit their £50K fundraising target for the charity with a summit trek to the top of the High Atlas mountains in Morocco at the end of April.
This challenge will see Marc climbing and scrambling over the huge boulders and rocks of northern Africa’s tallest peak, Jebel Toubkal, standing at an impressive 4,167m. According to the trek leaders the weather and terrain make this challenge extremely tough and a high level of fitness is essential. The trek ends in the vibrant city of Marrakech.
Marc, said of the challenge: “I am really looking forward to the expedition, especially trekking in Africa, meeting new people and reaching the summit but I know it is going to be tough. I have done some mountaineering challenges before in the UK and Europe and I like to think of myself as reasonably fit, but the altitude will be a serious challenge and one I haven’t encountered before. My biggest concern is making sure I’m 100% when I start the climb as I’ll know I’ll need to be at my best to reach the top.