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Don't you Everest? Carer sets off on second mountain fundraiser

Don't you Everest? Carer sets off on second mountain fundraiser

Tuesday 24 January 2023

Don't you Everest? Carer sets off on second mountain fundraiser

Tuesday 24 January 2023

A carer who recently scaled Everest with his wife to raise money to help people with long-term disabilities find work in Jersey will next month be heading to Tanzania to climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mo and Irena Jevtic will be joined by friend Maja Platisa on their mission to climb the highest free-standing mountain in the world in aid of Acorn Enterprises.

Mr Jevtic, manager of Nightingales care agency, volunteers his time to support Jake, a young man with a disability, at Acorn in the plant nursery.

The money raised will go towards a piece of equipment in the plant nursery greenhouse which controls the ventilation, irrigation and heating of the glasshouse and is vital for plant production – as well as benefiting the people working in it.

It was Jake who inspired the first challenge, which saw Mr and Mrs Jevtic reach Everest Base Camp in November, raising £1,700 for Acorn. 


Pictured: Mo Jetvic and Acorn client Jake, who inspired the first challenge.

The couple are now attempting Mount Kilimanjaro along with their friend Ms Platisa, as Mr Jevtic says he's "been bitten by the climbing bug".

Mr Jevtic continued: "It’s just nice to do something for others, not just for yourself. I want this to be more than one person’s ambition to summit a mountain. I want some benefit for the community, to share it with others and make them a part of my journey, and maybe inspire people."

The group plan to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro on 12 February, but will first climb Mount Meru.

Mr Jevtic explained: "It takes only five days to climb to an altitude similar to Kala Patthar in Nepal, at 5,664m, which last November we did on day nine. We will first trek to Kilimanjaro’s smaller brother, Mount Meru, to acclimatise.

"Some people have asked if that will tire us out. For me, tiredness is not the issue. Base Camp was a 120km round-trip. Kilimanjaro is 60. It is half the distance in half the time but it is higher.

"Altitude is the biggest concern and to increase our chances we will do Mount Meru first."

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