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Dowds Group

Ogie's Everest Base Camp Expedition Trek

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On the 12th April 2018, Brian Cunning (Ógie), one of our directors, will commence his ascent on one of the world’s classic treks to the most iconic camp of all set at the base of the greatest mountain on earth, EVEREST! [/p][p][br][/p][p]After flying from Kathmandu in Nepal, Ógie will land at Lukla, the world’s most dangerous airport. From Lukla his journey by foot will take him from “high altitude” of 2800m through Sherpa country, taking time to acclimatise before reaching Namche Bazaar in “very high altitude” at 3500m. Ógie will follow in the footsteps of many famous Sherpas & Mountaineers (past and present), surrounded by spectacular scenery experiencing the incredible monastery at Thyangboche with views of Ama Dablam, Everest and numerous other mighty Himalayan peaks. As Ógie approaches the base of Everest he will ascend into “extremely high-altitude” climbing Kala Pattar (“Black Rock”) at 5545m to view the summit of Everest. From here Ógie will continue to his final goal, Everest Base Camp and its magnificent setting at the foot of the Khumbu Ice Fall. He will spend two nights in camp with the expedition team, at a time when it will be bustling with numerous other expedition parties from around the globe making their preparations to summit when the four-week summit window opens. Ógie will soak up the atmosphere in the entrance lobby to the Top of the World for two days, then tip his hat to the brave professional mountaineers and Sherpas before heading back down the trail to commence his journey home.[/p][p][br][/p][p][i]My Appeal![/i][/p][p][i]“Hi, my preparations and training are now complete, and I set off from Dublin on 9th April to Kathmandu, Nepal. Then on the 12th April my challenge begins, and fingers crossed I will be able to cope with the rarefied atmosphere at “extremely high-altitude” where oxygen is less than 50% of what we enjoy at sea level. I would be truly grateful if you would donate to our “40 for Forty” campaign, (no amount is too large or too small) in support of our efforts to raise £40k for our four worthy charities. You can make your donation safe in the knowledge that every single penny you donate will go exclusively to our nominated charities, as I have personally funded all costs associated with my challenge.[/i][/p][p][i]To follow my journey check out Dowds Group website: [/i][url=http://dowdsgroup.com/category/initiatives/40-for-forty/]http://dowdsgroup.com/category/initiatives/40-for-forty/[/url][/p][p][i]Thank you very much for your generous support, Brian (Ógie)[/i][/p]

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Supporters

15-Oct-2018

Lawrence Mc Quillan

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

06-Aug-2018

Davy Kennedy

Well done Brian!

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

02-Jul-2018

Darrell

Slightly late with Donation! Well Done Brian another one off the bucket list and for a good cause.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

23-May-2018

James and Sherrie

Ah sure there ya are now! Not a bother on ya Brian. Well done from all in the Wicklow Hills.

04-May-2018

Julian

Well done Brian, great achievement! Glad to see you home safe and sound!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

02-May-2018

Roommate Martin Newcombe Plymouth

Well done roommate, it was a pleasure to do it with you every step of the way!!! Kala Pattharrrrrrrrr to ya!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

02-May-2018

Ronnie Moran

Well done

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

01-May-2018

Mark Donald

Well done Brian hope the legs are holding up

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

30-Apr-2018

Simon Murray

Forever the Adrenalin Junkie Ogie, I dread to think what is next! However all for a very worthwhile cause and well done for taking on such a challenge. God Bless Simon.

£100.00

29-Apr-2018

Anonymous