From growing up in Ramsbottom on Bolton Street, visiting The Major with her father growing up or even running a shop in Ramsbottom, Melanie has been heavily involved with Ramsbottom which is why she’s taking the Ramsbottom coat of arms on a flag to put on the top of Everest.
Whilst chatting it became evident that Melanie is a very grounded person, who clearly doesn’t appear to let anything phase her, no’one takes on Everest lightly and Mel fully understands this having been some way up it previously.
After a tragic incident in which sixteen Nepalese guides were killed in an avalanche on Everest, Mel had to postpone her previous climb.
Keeping this in the forefront of her mind is not only a challenge but a massive realisation of the serious risks she’s putting herself through to complete this climb.
Climbing Everest isn’t something that everyone does, and it’s great to see that a local from Ramsbottom is pushing herself to the limits to take on this behemoth.
We chatted about what home comforts Mel will miss whilst she’s away from home, and what she’ll be doing when she first comes back.
Mel is still a Ramsbottomer through and through and loves her home comforts as well as a pint of Flat Cap in her favourite pub.
Should you wish to donate any money to Canine Partners, the charity that Melanie is climbing for, you can find general donate options at the link below.
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