A Midlife crisis? Bored with the desk job? Has his partner taken a hefty insurance policy out on him? All questions that buzzed around Moflash over the last few months when faced with the news that our Commercial Director, Marc Bailey was launching an assault on Everest………Ok Ok it’s not frozen bearded, Brian Blessed, kendal mint cake eating, crampons, ropes and ice picks stuff as he is in fact taking on the “Everest Base Camp Challenge”. which is in short an 18 day trip that starts in Kathmandu, Nepal and finishes at the base camp of the tallest mountain in the world, Everest. Don’t let the name base camp fool you. It lies at just over 5500m. When you consider that Mt Snowdon is just 1085m you will perhaps get a better idea of the task ahead. It is by no means a walk in the park. He departs on Oct 30th 2008.
So why? As well as a somewhat drastic approach to lose some weight, he is in turn raising funds for ‘Sense’.
‘Sense’ is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deaf/blind.
Any of you wishing to donate (…and I hope that’s all of you) please use the links provided.
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Here is a brief Itinerary of what he will be getting up to:
31st Oct Arrive in Kathmandu
1st Nov Quick Trek to Monjo at 2850m to get acclimatised
2nd Nov Full days trek to Namche (3449m) through the Saga Martha Park
3rd Nov Acclimatisation in Namche. Waking early to climb the ridge above Namche to take in the sunrise over the Khumby peaks
4th Nov Trek to Khumjung. Views are dominated by the beautiful Ama Dablam (6812m). Climb to a nearby ridge to watch sunset over Everest
5th Nov Trek to Tengboch (3867m) With views of the summit of Everest and the Tengboche Monastery along the way.
6th Nov Trek to Dingboche (4343m) A visit to Dingboche Buddhist Monastery
7th Nov Acclimatisation in Dingboche
8th Nov Head up the Chola Khola valley towards the village of Dughla and on to Lobuche.
9th Nov Leaving at dawn and the traverse to the Khumbu Glacier climing towards Gorak Shep, the ‘Graveyard of Crows’ and the site for a couple of basic lodges set amongst breathtaking mountain scenery. Then a steady slow climb to the summit of Kala Pattar.
10th Nov Everest Base Camp. Departing along the Khumbu Glacier. A 8 to10 hour long and tiring trek to Everest Base Camp
11th to 13th Nov the descent finally to Lukla
14th Nov Fly to Kathmandu
Be sure to check our main site for Distributors in Kathmandu shortly.
We all wish him a safe journey and best wishes