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Everest Base Camp Trek - Rosanna's Charity Climb

I have chosen to do something quite crazy I'm climbing to the base camp of Mount Everest for charity. On June I will start the two week (showerless!) expedition to reach a dizzying height of 5600m metres (18,370ft) to raise money for the children's charity Childreach International. At school I was very active and fit, being primarily a gymnast and long distance runner. However after the age of 15, from absolutely no other reason apart from pure laziness, I regretfully stopped pretty much every form of exercise! So I am now really not the fittest of people.

Climbing to Everest base camp is such a great opportunity to discover an amazing part of the world, but will have to push myself to the limit, forcing myself to be fit enough to climb the immense height at extreme weather conditions - it's around -20c at Everest base camp which is colder than a freezer - and I'll be dealing with altitudes higher than most sky divers will face! Yet more importantly, by climbing the mountain I will also be helping a fantastic charity which improves so many children's lives.

I've been given the below itinerary, but I've not yet been to the socials due to the stress of the final year dissertation which is now thankfully handed in! So, I now aim to be more sociable and put all my effort into preparing for the challenge!!

Very brief overview of the itinerary

Day 1 - Depart London Heathrow

Day 2 - Arrive Deli and visit Childreach International projects

Day 3 - Transfer to Kathmandu

Day 4 - Transfer to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 5 - 2nd day's trekking to Namche Bazaar

Day 6 - Rest day at Namche Bazaar

Day 7 - Namche Bazaar to Debouche

Day 8 - Debouche to Dingbouche

Day 9 - Rest day in Dingbouche

Day 10 - Dingbouche to Lobuche

Day 11 - Lobuche to Gorak Shep

Day 12 - Gorak Shep to the Kala Patthar summit

Day 13 - Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp

Day 14 - Gorak Shep to Pheriche

Day 15 - Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Day 16 - Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 17 - Transfer back to Kathmandu and rest.

Day 18-21 - Optional elephant-back safari and cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu!

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