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Granny, 75, climbs to the top of Mount Everest to raise money for disability charity

75 year-old Chris Jarvis at Mount Everest Base Camp in 2012. Photo:

A grandmother from Sawston is again taking on the world’s highest mountain to raise money for a local disability charity.

75 year-old Chris Jarvis who underwent a double knee replacement in 2007, is planning a trek to Mount Everest Base Camp. In 2012 she completed the same climb on behalf of the Sawston-based OWL Centre – which is part of the Papworth Trust.

This time she will be joined by her son Paul, 46, and the pair have been putting in some serious training before they leave for Nepal on November 16.

They expect to trek for up to six hours a day on narrow boulder strewn paths to reach the Everest base camp at a height of 18,000 feet.

OWL provides work, learning and leisure opportunities for disabled people and the mother and son team hope to raise funds to support its work in the community.

You can find out more information about the climb here: https://www.justgiving.com/ChrisAndPaulsTrek/

For more information on Papworth Trust, go to:www.papworthtrust.org.uk