Shane Climbs for Charity

On 2nd July TBP’s Shane O’Doherty took part in a gruelling endurance event ‘The Fan Dance’ (named after its location on Pen y Fan, Wales) in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

The event is based on the test march for SAS selection and involves a 24km mountain climb across the Brecon Beacons carrying a 40lb pack so not for the faint hearted…

Shane & his team have been in training for 7 months around the Comeargh Mountains & Mount Leinster to get as close as they could to mimicking the real thing, and I have it on good authority that the end result of that training was blister-proof feet which proved to be winning tactic!

The team completed the course which is a massive achievement in itself but in the process they raised €10,000 for their charity.



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