Dwain Chambers has completed an expedition to the top of Mont Blanc in aid of the charity Teens Unite
Dwain Chambers might have climbed his fair share of metaphorical mountains during his sprinting career but on Monday he made it to the top of a real one – Mont Blanc.
The 35-year-old completed a seven-day expedition to the top of the the highest peak in Western Europe in aid of the charity Teens Unite, which helps teenagers cope with cancer and other serious illnesses.
As part of the trek the former world indoor 60m champion, who trained for London 2012 in Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc, slept in a hut at an altitude of 3500m before beginning the final climb to 4810m in the early hours of Monday morning.
Explaining his motivation for taking part in the climb, Chambers said: “In life we all have our own mountains to climb and conquer.
“Working with Teens Unite has been a humbling experience and has helped me to put my own life into perspective.
“These young people have the most incredible and inspirational stories of overcoming the biggest obstacles imaginable. It is a privilege to help them in an any way on their journey.”
So far the sprinter has raised almost £1000 for the charity via his fundraising page justgiving.com/dwainchambers.