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Birmingham business leader completes High Inca Trail in aid of charity


Posted on 24 June 2015

Birmingham businesswoman, Jackie Hendley has completed a gruelling 80-mile trek in South America, seeing her climb to a height of 4,960m and wild camping in aid of the heart unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Smith Cooper’s Birmingham head of office completed the High Inca Trail in Peru after setting herself a personal goal to complete the high altitude challenge.

The seven-day trek saw her navigate steep inclines and declines as well as variable weather conditions and temperatures.

Jackie Hendley said:

“I’ve completed a number of different challenges in recent years in aid of charity, but this year I wanted to do something to recognise the care and expertise offered by the Queen Elizabeth’s Heart Unit.  So, I wanted to select a challenge that would push me that little bit more.

“After deciding the classic Inca Trail wasn’t tough enough, I settled on the High Inca Trail which would include ascents to higher altitudes, requiring positive thinking and team work to ensure we all succeeded in our goal.”

Jackie and her husband, Kieron raised £2,000 for the charity.

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