*Countdown to EVEREST 2019 - 11 Weeks to Go!Published Sunday, 13th January 2019
Meet Team EVEREST: Brendan Davies
Brendan joined the Royal Marines at the age of 19. After successfully completing 30 weeks training he then served at 40 Commando where he was deployed on operational duties in Northern Ireland and The Adriatic. Other deployments included desert training in Oman and arctic warfare training in Norway.
Whilst serving in the Royal Marines Brendan suffered serious spinal injuries which resulted in hospitalisation and a lengthy period of rehabilitation. Following his discharge he suffered with depression and anxiety having left a job he loved. These were his dark times and this was to shape his next few years where he was forced to seek help and treatment.
Brendan has a passion for the outdoors and spends much of his spare time on the Brecon Beacons. Since leaving the Royal Marines he has worked for the local authority and is a proud dad of two sons.
Brendan successfully summited Mt. Aconcagua in January, and Denali in June 2018, with the team of 65 Degrees North. These brutal and demanding endeavours removed Brendan completely from his comfort zone and pushed him to his absolute limits, increasing his confidence and self-belief that he can achieve whatever he sets his mind to:
"I am hoping to inspire others to speak out about their own struggles, and maybe even take on their own challenge, however big or small, leading them towards a happier, healthier, and better quality of life."
The team are undertaking this extreme challenge to raise funds for The Royal Marines Charity
If you would like to make a donation please visit our JustGiving Page and leave a message for the team! > https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/65dn
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