‘Everest’ beckons for legal eagles from Irwin Mitchell

Fundraising peak: Irwin Mitchell climbers Andrew Smith and Scott Flower are attempting to climb the height of Everest.

Fundraising peak: Irwin Mitchell climbers Andrew Smith and Scott Flower are attempting to climb the height of Everest.

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INTREPID staff from law firm Irwin Mitchell will reach dizzy heights when they take on an ambitious charity challenge.

Lawyer Andrew Smith and IT technician Scott Flower will attempt to scale the equivalent of the height of Mount Everest to raise money for Amy’s House, Sheffield Young Carers and Help for Heroes.

But, instead of jetting off to Nepal, the legal duo will simulate the climb in the relative warmth of the Virgin Active gym in Sheffield, beginning with a 5.2km trek from Irwin Mitchell’s Riverside offices – to ‘base camp’, at Barker’s Pool.

It will be followed by a two mile ascent - to be achieved by climbing Virgin’s 7.4m high climbing wall - 500 times.

It is expected to take 30 hours.

Andrew said: “The climb is going to be an enormous challenge but Scott and I are both confident we’ll be able to complete it - even though we’ve never climbed before.”

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