Two years ago a group representing Hoddesdon Rotary Club set out on a project to climb Everest base camp. In April this year the team achieved their goal and the group have just returned back home. The team trekked for nine days to reach Everest Base Camp, walking at high altitudes and covering distances of 10-20km each day, in temperatures of -16 C.
An exert from the Hoddesdon 2 Himalayas Facebook page reflects their efforts.
We are now camped out for the evening at Pangboche after a gruelling day traveling down from Gorak Shep. We travelled nearly 20km descending nearly 1200mts. Temperatures started out this morning at around -16 and have risen this evening to a very pleasant -9. Everyone is safe at this point but the descent is proving as hard as the ascent after 9 days of hard exertion. Looking forward to some basic home comforts in Namshe tomorow,
The H2H team raised the necessary funds, publicised and presented their project to over twenty different rotary clubs, and got sponsorship from other businesses.
While the team were over in Kathmandu they distributed over 6000 school exercise books to a local school, and they worked with Forres School in Hoddesdon and transformed the lives of twenty five orphaned children by providing them with clothes and other essentials.
Chris Wallace, Managing Director, Visionary Accountants, St Albans said:
‘Congratulations to everyone at Hoddesdon Rotary Club who took part in the Hoddesdon 2 Himalayas project on this great achievement. The team at Visionary Accountants were delighted to sponsor you and are really impressed with all your achievements.’