Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Everest in a Fridge

Tobogganing over the weekend with my family I was inspired to take it a step further. I am going to attempt to be the first person to toboggan down Mount Everest in a fridge! The plan is for me to go out to Nepal in March, get acclimatized, then trek up to base camp for a climb in May. I will be shipping the fridge out next week from good old Blighty - Nepal doesn't make fridges and you can't trust the ones they make in China! Clearly this is no small thing. Ever since I was a boy I have wanted to climb in the Himalayas. Now my dream is coming true. There will be an army of porters to get me and all the kit to base camp. And then a crack team of Sherpas will clear the path for me to the summit. Once there I will toboggan back down to base camp using my ice axe as a break! Oh yes, I have forgotten to tell you the purpose of this important project. It is to raise funds for all the poor missionaries who refuse to do publicity stunts in their fund raising. These people just don't seem to get it. It's a dog-eat-dog world out there in the evangelical constituency. In these days of cut backs and austerity, boring old reports of sharing the gospel just don't appeal any more. People need to have their attention grabbed! I am already negotiating a great deal with a Christian publishing company. I will, of course, make a video diary and will be setting up a brilliant web site so you can all follow me. A live web cam cleverly embedded in the fridge will make the experience all the more rewarding. I will, of course, need a huge amount of cash to make this happen so please give generously. Hopefully there will be some left over to give to those poor missionaries I mentioned!

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