Everest Base Camp Trek


In May 2018 I will be travelling to Nepal to meet up with my youngest son as we trek in the Khumbu Valley to Mount Everest Base Camp.

This will be my second attempt to reach the dizzy heights of Base Camp. My first attempt back in 2014 ended in the town of Pheriche which was 9 miles shy of my goal.  This was due to me suffering from a bout of altitude sickness. I’m hoping for better luck this time!

My reason for carrying out this insane task is to give support to my son who, on the 29th May, is taking part in the 16th annual Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon which commemorates the historic first successful ascent of Everest on 29th May 1953.

In total we will be spending roughly fifteen days in Nepal with twelve trekking in the mountains. We’ll be starting the trek at Lukla at an altitude of 2860m. The 32 mile route consists of 3455m of ascent and 951m of descent and the percentage of oxygen in the air is 70% in Lukla, dropping to 50% at Base Camp.

My son will be raising money for the charity 'Buddhist Child Home', an orphanage for homeless kids of Nepal, and this has inspired me to look to raise money from my own meagre efforts for St Matthew’s Reordering Project!

David Spashett

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£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

doug and rona macklam


£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Take a few piccy's while your there to paint at our group--good luck and take care!



£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Very best of luck David.