First and foremost, we want to make clear that ALL donations via this website go to EACH, with absolutely NONE going to the expedition costs. You can be assured that every penny will be going to this wonderful charity.
And so on to the expedition ......
In October 2013, two great friends Tim Titmarsh and Keith Gallois, two ordinary middle-aged family men, are embarking on a three week expedition to trek to Everest Base Camp and onward to the peak of Kala Pathhar. At a height of nearly 18,000ft, we are going to suffer. Apart from the blisters and aching muscles, we will be faced with obvious mountain dangers, particularly acute mountain sickness (apparently 2% of trekkers get cerebal oedema and need immediate evacuation- yikes).
Keen to support our local hospices, Tim will trek to raise money for the Arthur Rank Hospice, whilst Keith will do so for the East Anglia's Children's Hospice's (EACH). By donating on this page you will be able to support EACH and make Keiths undoubted suffering all the more worth it. If you would rather donate to Arthur Rank Hospice then take a look at www.justgiving.com/ElytoEverestforArthurRank .
Our journey begins now with lots of training. If you fancy watching us suffer then please subscribe to our blog at www.elytoeverest.com .
Of course, if you can donate on this page that would be fantastic. Whether it be a large amount or a few pounds, every bit helps. The first target is £1000, at which point Keiths employer will match that amount £ for £. If you can help now and get us to that £1000, it would be incredible.
Thank you so much,
October 25th 2013
Ely (20m) to Kathmandu (1,400m)
October 26th 2013
Expedition briefing. Acclimatisation
October 29th 2013
Kathmandu - Acclimatisation
October 28th 2013
Flight to Lukla http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lukla
Gather Sherpas, Porters and Yaks - commence trek along Dudhi Koshi river to Phakding,at a height of 2,650m.
October 29th 2013
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,400m)
At Namche Bazaar we see first glimpse of Everest
October 30th 2013
Acclimatisation day at Namche Bazaar
Saga Martha National Park Headquarters and surrounding trails
October 31st 2013
Namche Bazaa to Khumjung (3,795) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khumjung
November 1st 2013
Khumjung to Tyangboche (Tengboche) (3,867m)
Overnight at Tyangboche, home to a Buddhist monastery http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tengboche_Monastery
November 2nd 2013
Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,35om) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dingboche
November 3rd 2013
Acclimatisation day at Dingboche - local treks
November 4th 2013
Dingboche to Lobouche (4,928m) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobuche,_Nepal
Climb high above Pheriche valley. Descend to cross Khumba Khola river
November 5th 2013
Lobouche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and then to Gorak Shep (5,280m)
November 6th 2013
Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and then to Pheriche (4,245m)
Early morning ascent to our highest point Kala Patthar
and then on to Pheriche http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pheriche
November 7th 2013
Pherice to Namche Bazaar (3,400m)
November 8th 2013
Namche Bazaa to Lukla (2,650m)
November 9th 2013
Lukla to Kathmandu
November 10th 2013
November 11th 2013
Kathmandu to Ely