Cotswold Barristers support Gloucestershire army captain climbing K2
PUBLISHED: 14:03 05 July 2016 | UPDATED: 14:03 05 July 2016
Cotswold Barristers are sponsoring Captain Jake Meyer in his biggest challenge yet as he attempts to ascent K2. Cirencester's Jake Meyer has set his adventurous sights on becoming the youngest Briton to ever scale the highest point on every continent.
Having seen action out on the field and up on the mounds as an officer in the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (C Sqn RWxY), no challenge is ever too high for Jake Meyer. At 32, he’s already conquered Everest and successfully climbed the Seven Summits, fulfilling his dream whilst a pupil at Marlborough College of becoming the youngest person to scale the highest point of every continent. Having already conquered Everest and climbed several summits, he’s well on the way to earning that title with just one challenge left to face – the ascent of K2. It may be the world’s second highest mountain, but, claimed to be the most deadly of them all, it has earned it the nickname ‘Savage Mountain’ because of the technical difficulties it poses for those who come to climb it.
Jake Mayer said: Expeditions like this are near impossible without the support of a huge amount of people, and a significant amount of money. I am immensely fortunate to have such fantastic sponsors, such as Cotswold Barristers, who have put their faith in me, and the adventure I am about to undertake. To have others not only believe in, but also invest in, your passion is a dream come true. Getting sponsorship isn’t always easy, however, like any endeavour, it makes it that much more worthwhile. I hope that my expedition will inspire many others to get out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves.
As a recruit to C (RGH) Sqn Royal Wessex Yeomanry (RWxY) herself, Cotswold Barristers Carla Morris Papps believes Jake is a motivation to all, and having succeeded in his latest achievement as the youngest Briton to ever climb both Everest and K2, he is a real inspiration to others around him. “What he is doing is tremendous and I am in admiration of his ambition and determination. Upon his return we are organising a post expedition talk at Westonbirt School for people and business to come and hear about his adventures. On behalf of myself and the team at Cotswold Barristers, we wish both Capt. Meyer and his team the very best of luck in their forthcoming expedition and look forward to their safe and successful return.”
Follow the K2 expedition on: www.k22016.com