Dave and Andy’s Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Dave and Andy

This is to say a huge thank you to all those who sponsored myself and Andy’s trip to Everest. As this email suggests we have made it home safe and sound, all limbs, toes and fingers in tact, and thanks to all of you not only did I have an experience that will stay with me and given me memories I will simply never forget, but you have helped raise a large amount of money that I know Hazel’s Footprints will use to great benefit.

This trip was without doubt the best, and in a way the hardest thing I have ever done. Physically draining at times, absolutely freezing and, I know Andy will back me up on this one, completely and utterly inspiring. The scenery was simply unbelievable. The people we meet were amazing, all challenging themselves for charity. It was hard, and emotional at times, but Andy and I got there with the help of some amazing sherpas, the odd Yak and the god send that are Johnson’s baby wipes!

I have a feeling this will not be the end of my ventures to obscure places in the world, but I know this experience will be impossible to beat. Thank you all for your help, your generosity and giving me the motivation needed to get to Base Camp, to climb Kala Patar and to get home safely (with the help of the aptly named ‘Yeti Airlines’!)

I have attached two photos, one of Boris with Everest behind him (Hazels Footprints mascot) and one of Andy and I at Base Camp, but as you can imagine have many more. Please let me know if you want one sent to you. Thank you all again, it was mind blowing and unforgettable.