Joseph Mitchell (10) and his dad Gideon will be climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland in 2013 to raise funds for Camberley Judo Club (CJC) and to encourage people throughout Britain to try judo.
CJC is unique in Britain in that it caters for the whole ability range from 5 year-old beginners right up to the elite squad, a group of full-time judo athletes including London 2012 Olympic bronze medal winner Karina Bryant.
CJC is run as a registered charity and we will be raising money to contribute towards a new building for the club to house a larger dojo (training gym) and much-needed proper living quarters for the full-time athletes, to replace the old portacabin where they currently live.
After the inspiring success of the London 2012 Olympics we also aim to encourage young people throughout the UK to take up judo and to join their local club. Judo is a sport that develops the body and a positive attitude to life and is just as much a sport for girls as it is for boys. It deserves to be much more popular.
We are climbing Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England (978m) in May 2013; Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales (1,085m) in June; and the big one, Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Scotland (1,344m) in August.