Peak Of Fitness

 Serve On International Response Team volunteer Clare Lobb stands at the summit of Mont Blanc.

Serve On International Response Team volunteer Clare Lobb stands at the summit of Mont Blanc.

You just can’t stop Serve On volunteers reaching for the top.

After International Response Team member Simon Thomasson’s remarkable feat in climbing to the summit of Everest, and IRT recruit Dionne Procter’s brave attempt to reach Mount Midoriyama on TV’s Ninja Warrior UK, now fellow IRT recruit Clare Lobb has reached the peak of performance.

Clare climbed to the summit of Mont Blanc at 4,807m during a six-day expedition.

She said it was ‘definitely one of the hardest physical and mental challenges I have done, but with a great group and in ideal conditions.’

Clare reported: “Things I have learned on this trip: 1.) The world is beautiful (actually I already knew this but it was certainly highlighted); stars are amazing in unpolluted night skies; and nature is stunning. I wish this was appreciated more globally.”

Telling me that I might not make it will only make me more determined to prove you wrong.

She added: “Telling me you think I might not make it, and that if I turn around before the summit that’s OK (as my French guide did) will only make me more determined to prove you wrong.”

She said: “Getting through your own self-doubts by breaking things into smaller more manageable chunks (just get to the next ridge to see the sunrise), sometimes just focusing on one foot in front of the other, will eventually get you to where you want to go – something I certainly need to translate to other areas of my life.”

She concluded:  “A thoroughly recommended personal challenge, though possibly do a bit more training than I did beforehand!”