Mountain man Martin ready to massive Everest challenge

Martin Bradley, 25, is climbing to Everest Base Camp for charity'Pictured at Savile Park, Halifax

Martin Bradley, 25, is climbing to Everest Base Camp for charity'Pictured at Savile Park, Halifax

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A MOUNTAIN climbing banker is set for the challenge of his lifetime.

Martin Bradley works at Lloyds Banking Group in Halifax.

As part of the charity’s year of fund-raising for Save the Children, he will climb to Everest base camp this June.

He hopes to raise £4,000 through a series of internal fund-raising events as well as supermarket bag packing and auctions.

The trek itself will see Martin reach an altitude of 18,192ft along with 33 other Lloyds employees from across the country. Hundreds entered a ballot to win a place on the trip.

“It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to Everest and go as far as I can without being a professional mountain climber. It’s such a beautiful part of the world,” said Martin, 24.

“The biggest challenge for me is going to be raising the money,” he said.

He hopes his history of running 10k races and the Great North Run will help with the fitness challenge.

“I can’t wait to go out there. It’s such a great opportunity. I’m a bit nervous but I’m looking forward to it.”

Martin, a former Ryburn High pupil from Sowerby Bridge, will plan events including gigs, supermarket bag packing and charity auctions

Save the Children is Lloyds Banking Group’s chosen charity until the end of summer.

They want tor raise at least £1,000,000 to fund a minimum of 52 Families and Schools Together projects in some of the UK’s most disadvantaged communities.

To sponsor Martin visit www.justgiving.com/basecamp2012.