Intrepid climber Steve Feeney is hoping to be in peak condition when he tackles a solo ascent of Mount Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
Mr Feeney, 31, of Lark Close, on the Oakley Vale estate, Corby, left the Army earlier this year and now works as a security and management consultant.
He is in training for the challenge in September to raise £2,500 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital cancer unit.
He said: “Two years ago I raised money for the hospital in Nottingham where my daughter Darcey had surgery for an abcess.
“Her best friend Sebastian Whatton, who is three, has been diagnosed with leukaemia and is being treated at the hospital in Birmingham, so the appeal was the ideal cause to support. I plan to do a fundraising challenge every year to support a children’s charity.”
Mr Feeney and his fiancee Teri are expecting a baby in six weeks. He said: “When I do the climb I’ll only be away for a few days, which is great.”
For more details visit www.justgiving.com/EpicTrek2013 and follow the link to Mr Feeney’s Facebook page.