SUCCESS!! - I reached Everest Base Camp (5308m) on 20th April along with my nephew Sean after a 10 day slog taking in an ascent of Gokyo Ri (5362m), crossing the Ngozumba Glacier and Cho La Pass (5376m). I topped off EBC with an ascent of Kala Patthar (5644m) the following day! In total, 157km walked with a cumulative ascent of 11600m and 44,000 calories burnt! Many thanks to everyone who supported me in this quest and for your support of cancer research.
Having turned 50 and now working my way through my ‘bucket list’, I plan to trek to Everest Base Camp (5360m) with my nephew, Sean Middleton, in April 2011 via the longer, higher, tougher Gokyo Lakes / Cho Lo Pass route. This is an 18 day trek, 9 days of which are above 4000m with 5 of those days above 5000m.
I hope to raise at least 5000 GBP for the ‘Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK’ in memory of my late father-in-law, Walter Harry Bint* who died from bowel cancer and the many thousands who die each year from this devastating illness. Any sponsorship that you would be willing to contribute will certainly be going to a worthy cause (note – 100% of all donations goes to the charity).
As an alternative (or if you are feeling really generous!), you might be interested in sponsoring my nephew via his sponsorship site in aid of 'Help for Heroes’ via the following link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/SeanandGeoff.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
So please dig deep and donate now.