Gary Eccleston

3 Base Camps, 3 High Passes, 3 Peaks for cancer

Fundraising for Awyr Las Gogledd Cymru - Blue Sky North Wales
raised of £1,500 target
by 94 supporters
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3 Base Camps, 3 High Passes, 3 Peaks - Nepal, 5 March 2023
North Wales Cancer Appeal is using the Awyr Las JustGiving platform. All the money you raise will go directly to North Wales Cancer Appeal.


Paul Caley is running the London marathon to support my recent Everest trek. Thank you to everyone that donates.

I will be taking on the very challenging trek of 3 Base Camps, 3 Peaks and 3 High Passes over 21 days in the Himalayas of Nepal, starting Sunday 5th March 2023. Some days will be 10-12 hours trekking and at high altitude, where there is less than 50% oxygen at times. Itinerary below.

At the same time, I thought I’d also raise some money for a good cause. A good mate of mine, Shaun Loughran, has been, and still is going through hell with cancer, brain tumour, and cancer again (currently going through chemotherapy again). Shaun remains positive and is an absolute inspiration. I asked Shaun to choose a charity close to his heart, and he chose North Wales Cancer Appeal.

Shaun’s story

I’ve chosen this charity because first and foremost I want our fundraising alone to make a difference. So I decided to choose a small charity, a local charity and a charity that means something to myself.

Being diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2020 and still fighting the fight (see Shaun’s story on my Facebook page Shaun Loughran) I’ve had and still having cancer treatment (chemotherapy) at North Wales cancer centre so I know first-hand how crucial funding can be for this amazing place.

My good, crazy friend Gary Eccleston is really going to be pushing his body to the limit with this extreme challenge he’s set up and 100% funded himself might I add! I feel honoured to have been asked to choose a charity for him and to be involved in helping out with the fundraising for such a great charity.

Please be kind enough to sponsor as much as you can afford. I will be adding photos to my Facebook page during trek (when I have wifi) and Shaun has kindly offered to help with fundraising. Once the trek is completed, I will create a YouTube video and share with you all. Thank you all in advance.

05th Mar: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m). Lukla - Phakding (2610m)

06th Mar: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m)

07th Mar: Namche Bazaar acclimatisation walk to Khumjung (3780m)

08th Mar: Namche Bazaar – Thame (3820m)

09th Mar: Acclimatisation walk around

10th Mar Thame – Lumde (4368m)

11th Mar: Lumde - Renjo La (5360m) – Gokyo village (4790m)

12th Mar: Excursion to Gokyo Ri (5357m).

Excursion to Cho Oyu base camp (5200m) – Gokyo village (4790m)

13th Mar: Gokyo – Cho La (5420m) - Dzongla (4830m)

14th Mar: Dzonglha – Lobuche (4910m)

15th Mar: Lobuche – Gorakshep (5140m)

16th Mar: Gorakshep – Everest base camp (5364m)

17th Mar: Gorakshep - Climb Kalapathar (5550m) - Lobuche

18th Mar: Lobuche – Kongma La (5535m) – Chhukung (4730m)

19th Mar: Chhukung – Island Peak base camp (4970m) - Chhukung

20th Mar: Chhukung – Chhukung Ri (5550m) – Dingboche (4410m)

21st Mar: Dingboche – Tengboche (3860m)

22nd Mar: Tengboche – Namche Bazaar (3440m)

23rd Mar: Namche Bazaar – Phakding (2610m)

24th Mar: Phakding – Lukla (2840m)

25th Mar: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla

About the campaign

North Wales Cancer Appeal is using the Awyr Las JustGiving platform. All the money you raise will go directly to North Wales Cancer Appeal.

About the charity

Awyr Las (Blue Sky) is the North Wales NHS Charity. Through the charity you can support the specific hospital wards, departments or community healthcare services that are closest to your heart. Your support helps fund added extras which the NHS in North Wales cannot provide.

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