Determined Karen conquers Kinabalu for Contented Dementia Trust!

Karen reached the summit of Mount Kinabalu

Karen reached the summit of Mount Kinabalu

Karen Harland has just come back from climbing the highest mountain in Malaysian Borneo in support of Contented Dementia Trust. She set off late January to Mount Kinabalu, the 5th highest mountain in South East Asia with elevation 4095 metres above sea level, approximately three times higher than Ben Nevis, the U.K’s highest mountain.

Mount Kinabalu Malaysia

Karen reached the peak of Mount Kinabalu on 3rd February where she saw the sunrise and her motivation was that the Trust has helped her incredibly with her dad. During her epic adventure she had the opportunity to visit the Sandakan Memorial Garden dedicated as a memory for all prisoners in the camp who died during the Sandakan Death Marches during World War II. Whilst she was here she also had the opportunity to see Orangutans at the Sandakan Orangutan sanctuary, spending hours watching these apes playing and swinging around in the trees.

Climbing Mount Kinabalu

Climbing Mount Kinabalu

On an amazing visit to Turtle Island as part of her Malaysian trip Karen reports that she witnessed 709 eggs laid by 9 turtles and 800 hatchlings making it to the ocean.

 

Fundraising initiatives like this are greatly appreciated by the Trust, helping to raise our profile as well as supporting our work. A big thank you to Karen and all her sponsors for donating over £900 and counting!

If you would like to donate to Karen’s page please click on the link to her Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/Karen-Harland2