Everest trek team successfully reach Base Camp
After nine days and 120 miles of trekking, last week 25 St. James’s Place Partners and employees successfully reached Everest Base Camp. The team were in great spirits after an amazing adventure to Base Camp and enjoyed two spectacular nights camping at the foot of Everest.
For the first time the team split up and following a sad farewell to Roger Owen, who along with the Dream-Guides expedition team led by Kenton Cool and Rob Casserley, will be attempting to summit Everest during May, the team then left Base Camp. The next leg of their journey involved a five day trek back to Lukla, where they would fly to Kathmandu and then onwards to the UK.
The next stage for Roger is to acclimatise as he prepares to follow the route taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing in 1953 to the summit of Everest, which stands at 29,028 feet.
So far the team have managed to raise an astonishing £500,000, including company matching. If you would like to find out more about the Everest challenge or read regular updates from Roger as he makes his journey to the top of the world, visit the Everest 2012 website (opens in new window).
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