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I feel very lucky to have a safe, warm comfortable home. Imagine living on the streets especially as the winter months begin. Last year I tried my first 6000m peak and fell agonisingly short in view of the summit. I felt so ill I said never again (again) but I want to have one more try to get so high. The trek is categorised as "Extreme"..... details below. I have around 9 months to raise my sponsorship for the trip. My initial donation is my contribution to the full cost of the trip so anything else I raise will be solely for Simon on the Streets. I will be dreaming up ways to raise funds however if you feel so moved then any donation at this time to kickstart the fund will be gratefully received and you will enjoy your Christmas holidays knowing you have done something to help those in need. If you would like to read more about Simon then follow this link on this page.
PS. My photo is last year on the point of collapse near 6000m on Mera Peak. Hope to do a little better next time!
17 DAYS | INDIA | EXTREME
This outstanding trek to the summit of India's magnificent mountain, Stok Kangri (6,114m), is the perfect challenge for trekkers who want to summit an Indian Himalayan Peak. It is one of the main peaks of the Zansker range, situated in the fascinating region of Ladakh. Your trekking adventure begins at Leh where you will have plenty of time to acclimatise to the high altitude. This stark region of high passes and wild mountains is softened by the immense charm of the Ladakhi villages and their inhabitants. You will spend several days acclimatising by visiting the colourful monasteries at Shey, Thikse and Hemis and visiting the world highest driveable road at Khardungla, before setting off on the memorable trek to Stok Kangri. You will trek for between 10-15kms per day and although the route is very safe and technically straightforward (involving low-angle scree and easy snow slopes), the climb up Stok Kangri is challenging and may involve the use of crampons, ice axes and ropes.
Visit the Tibetan influenced town of Leh· Ascend one of India's highest Himalayan peaks (6,114m)· Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery· Undertake non-technical summit climb· Celebrate at the Taj Mahal