Premier Forest Products
Premier Forest Products


9 May 2007


A Director at Independent Timber Importers, Premier Forest Products, is aiming to reach new heights and set new standards of fundraising for the Timber Trade Benevolent Society (TTBS) with his latest sporting endeavour – climbing the 4,805 metre high Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in The Alps and Western Europe.

Amateur sportsman Dilwyn Howells climbed 6,000 metre high Mount Kilimanjaro for his 40th birthday a year ago, so is keen to push himself further with his next sporting pursuit.  However having scaled the highest freestanding mountain in the world and the highest peak in Africa, Dilwyn has decided to make the Mont Blanc hike that bit more challenging by combining climbing training and preparation with TTBS fundraising.

The TTBS was set up by those working in the timber industry to aid those who have now retired from it, helping ex-timber trade pensioners who have fallen on hard times with life's essentials and a few treats, too.   Dilwyn is paying for the trip personally, so is hoping that friends, colleagues and industry contacts will be willing to dig deep and sponsor his climb attempt, as 100% of donations will go directly into the TTBS coffers.

The Mont Blanc climb will require three days acclimatisation and training beforehand, which will involve sleeping at altitude and practising the use of crampons and ice axes.  Only then will the climb be attempted.  If all goes as planned, it should take Dilwyn three days in total to climb up Mont Blanc and come back down. 

Anyone that would like to sponsor Dilwyn, or find out more about the TTBS, can contact Dilwyn on 01633 254422, or e-mail Dilwyn –


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