On Sunday 26th July, Doctor Jamie Plumb, a member of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) Critical Care Team, will be swapping rotary wings for bicycle wheels, as he gears up to cycle the height of Mount Everest in a single ride – over 250km – to raise money for the life-saving charity.
Doctor Plumb will be setting off on his Everesting challenge at 5.30am, departing from Northington and Swarraton Village Hall, Alresford, where he will be cycling up and down a 700-metre-high hill continuously, with an elevation gain of 49 metres, a total of 183 times.
Doctor Plumb has been flying on board the Air Ambulance since August 2019, working on the front line as a Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Doctor, and as a Consultant Anaesthetist at University Hospital Southampton.
Doctor Plumb comments,
‘When two of my young nephews completed very impressive lockdown challenges for charity, I knew I had to get involved myself. It’s going to be an incredibly testing day, but the support from my family and friends, who will be there to cheer me along the way, and the donations I have received, will keep me going through those mentally tough times, of which I am sure there will be plenty’.
Doctor Plumb adds ‘Having worked for HIOWAA for almost a year, I have seen first-hand the impact the service has on our community. Our patients and their families rely on us, and I am determined to raise as much money as possible to keep us on the front line, saving lives’.