Posted 18th May

Bad weather forces BiKBBI CEO to end Everest climb

By KBBDaily on 18th May 2017 - 12:36pm

Damian Walters, the CEO of the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation – BiKBBI – has been forced to end his climb up Mount Everest early due to bad weather.

Walters reached 28,300ft on the mountain and had to abandon the climb with just 700ft to go until he would have reached the peak at 29,035ft.

Walters set off on his journey to Mount Everest at the beginning of April with the aim of raising £100,000 for The Furniture Makers' Company.

“As disappointing as it ended, I challenged myself and won,” said Walters. “I learned a lot about myself and am far richer as a result. I raised a lot of money for our industry's charity and I know The Furniture Makers' Company will make good use of it.”

He added: “I'd like to thank everyone for their support – it all helped when I needed it the most and I'll be forever grateful for all the kind words, generous donations and best wishes.”


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