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Countdown on for Everest challenge to boost the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust
9:00am Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in News
THE countdown has begun for the challenge of a lifetime which will raise tens of thousands of pounds for a children’s charity.
On October 4 2013, a group of brave supporters will travel to the Himalayas to trek to Everest Base Camp to raise vital funds for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust in Millington.
The group will trek to a height of 5,545m over 13 days, dealing with extreme cold, basic living conditions and altitude.
They will climb to a height equivalent to four times that of Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis.
This is the most extreme challenge the charity has taken on to date and is now looking for brave souls to join them.
Jenny O’Hare and Helen Crowther from CAFT have already committed to the challenge and are calling for supporters old and new to join them in this challenge of a lifetime.
In the past they have tackled treks along the Great Wall of China, through the Grand Canyon, Sahara Desert and through the rainforest of Costa Rica.
The Everest Base Camp Challenge 2013 will see them retrace the footsteps of some of the world’s most famous explorers to reaching Everest Base Camp.
Places on the trek are limited and the charity expects it will very quickly sell out.
Organisers are encouraging anyone interested in joining them to contact the Adventure Farm as soon as possible to secure their place.
Each participant must raise a minimum of £2,995 and full fundraising and training support will be given by the charity throughout.
Jenny O’Hare, challenge coordinator said: “This is a huge challenge and will require a considerable amount of preparation and training, this is why we are encouraging people to sign up early to give themselves the maximum amount of time to get ready for the task that lies ahead.”
For further information about the trek, contact Jenny in the fundraising office on 01565 830 053, or visit the trek’s website www.caft.co.uk/challenge.everest-base-camp.