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Trekking to Everest Base Camp for KASIN

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Team story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. I am going to trek to Everest Base Camp with my sister, Pam, and although neither of us are 'spring chickens' we are training hard for it. The altitude, going up to 5,300 metres, will present its own challenge but we are sure we can do it and hope to raise lots of money for Kids at School in Nepal. [/p][p]I have been a Trustee of KASIN (Kids at School in Nepal) for many years and can vouch for the good that it does for kids in remote areas of Nepal who struggle to get a good education. The week before the trek, we will be joining two other Trustees on a visit to the village of Phulkharka where KASIN has been supporting 8 schools for the last few years. We will be checking on the building of a new school at Dhardakharka which was completely destroyed by the recent earthquake. Trustees visit every year at their own expense. Please visit our web page for more information.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Kids at School in Nepal. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p]11.11.16.   We are on the third day of the trek at Namche Bazaar and have a day off to acclimatise to the altitude at 3,440 metres. Yesterday was quite hard, 3 hours of very steep climbing after lunch. After this it will get a lot colder and harder because of the altitude. Looking forward to seeing my first yak.[/p][p]19.11.16.    Sad news - I haven't made it all the way to Everest Base Camp. Pam started suffering from altitude sickness from about 3,000 metres and struggled on to 4,410 metres at Debouche. At that height we decided that we wouldn't go on because if she went any higher it would put her health and life at risk. She did really well to get as far as she did and I have so much respect for her sheer determination. While she rested at the hotel I was taken up the mountain Nangkar Tshang by our guide, Saroj, and assistant, Ashrai, and I made it to just over 5,000 metres. It was extremely steep, the same shape as the mountain on the KASIN logo, and took 3 hard hours to go up and one very scary hour to go down. I was very wobbly and tired afterwards but am proud of my achievement. I hope that all my kind sponsors will consider that I have earned their sponsorship. We are now on the way down and Pam is enjoying the experience much more! In three days we will be back in Kathmandu where we are having a meeting with our Nepali friends and advisors to discuss future plans for KASIN. [/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

25 Nov 2016

Supporters

Nov 10, 2016

SEP Events

Good luck Jill! Best wishes from all @ SEP :o)

£100.00

Nov 5, 2016

Margaret Adams

Good luck and happy walking.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 1, 2016

Janey

Kendal Mint Cake

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Oct 31, 2016

Joe wherity

Good luck!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 31, 2016

Eli

Well done Jill! Wish I could join you :-) Have a fabulous challenge! Love Eli

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 30, 2016

Wendy & Jane

All the best on your trek Jill. You've worked extremely hard for this. Have a great time. Love Wendy & Jane. Xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 21, 2016

Lindsay Child

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 16, 2016

Teresa Tiley

Good luck to you both, would love to see some photos when you return x

£10.00

Oct 16, 2016

Inga

Good luck, stay safe! So proud of you xxxxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 8, 2016

Anonymous

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jill Deeley

Jill Deeley