/ Advice needed
Hi everyone. I am planning an expedition to climb the zugspitze for charity. The overall aim being to raise as much money as possible for my chosen charity while having fun along the way. Is there anyone who could give me any ideas on how to get sponsorship? Or any other advice on expedition planning would be great. I am not the most seasoned climber, having done most of mine at indoor walls and having only climbed mountains like snowdon etc.
> I am planning an expedition to climb the zugspitze for charity. --- Is there anyone who could give me any ideas on how to get sponsorship?
If this was me I would ask my family, friends, and work colleagues to sponsor me
If this was me I would also make sure that every penny I raised went directly to the charity - that is, I would pay all of my travelling/ climbing/ equipment expenses myself (from my own money)
Good luck with your fundraising, and climbing
Thank you for the reply. I intend to fund the trip in full myself. I noticed that 4 people have given thumbs down to my original post. Why is this?
From your original post people may be thinking that you are looking for a free holiday for "charity". Glad to see you clear this up and show this is not the case.
The most likely explanation is that they are self righteous tw*ts. But hey, ,maybe I'm wrong. Good luck with the project.
The dislikers will be unadventurous couch potatoes with the spine of a jellyfish.
ignore them. And good luck with your expedition and planning.
look up donors (companies) to that charity and ask them for additional sponsorship (resulting in hopefully positive exposure)
ps: Why Zugspitze if I may ask? Is it a train (Zug = train in german) related charity?
Thanks for that advice, i chose the zugspitze because i was born in germany and its a lot higher than anything in the uk and the via ferrata sections look scary. The charity will be help for heroes
I'll happily admit to being one of the original dislikers. It did read a bit like you were angling for a free holiday in the name of charity. That's been clarified, and I've removed my negativity!
Excellent honesty, but why not ask the OP initially to clear up any confusion rather than just effectively tutting and walking away?
Not a dig at you per se just generally the dislikers.
With hindsight, i should of stated that at the start
Personally, I strongly dislike via Ferratas, the main reason being that the subjective feeling of security is higher (strong cables, Iron, Big Grips) than the objective security (Baaad Falls, lack of spacing between climbers... ) thus leading some of people into trouble with a false sense of security.
But best of Luck to you anyway. If you do it for charity, I'd try to add a marketable angle like: do the whole thing by fair means from home (Bike, sailboat etc)... Or wearing a flack jacket...
(Sports climbing is the opposite, where the subjective feeling of security is much lower than the objective security, which is fairly high. In Mountaineering, the perceived risk is more in line with objective risk)
In a rush, no time to post, and I have a problem with sponsored events in general - let alone when (it sounds like) they're being used as a vehicle for a free holiday.
Yes, I should probably be more patient and refrain from contributing in any form if I don't have the time to contribute properly.
And I wish you the best of luck with your plans!
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