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London Fire Brigade Everest climb at The Glades shopping centre
FUNDRAISING firefighters scaled the height of three mountains in the time they were expecting to just do one – in a shopping centre.
Bromley’s red watch were joined were crews from across south London to climb their ladder in The Glades shopping centre, High Street, Bromley.
They reached their target height of Everest (8,848m) in under three hours so also managed to climb the equivalent of K2 and Mont Blanc as well.
Their colleague Philip Osborn was the inspiration for the event as he is going through cancer treatment.
Red watch crew manager Ross Dixey said: “His family came along and they showed him what was going on through a video streaming app on their phone and he got quite emotional about it.”
All sponsorship money raised will be split between Macmillan Cancer Support, The Lymphoma Association and Marie Curie Cancer Care. Go to charitygiving.co.uk/bromleyredwatch to sponsor the firefighters.