October 22nd 2012 – Just a quick update on how our intrepid team are getting on in the Himalayas. The team of four have over the weekend arrived at Everest base camp after already climbing Kala Patthar at 5643 metres. They will be spending the next 4 days climbing Island Peak a mere 6189 metres !! We have updated our http://www.justgiving.com/mortrek with some photos of the team send from Everest Base camp.
October 5th 2012 – An intrepid engineer from Morson Projects’ Aerospace division is set to embark on an adventure of a lifetime as he tackles Mount Everest for charity.
Over the course of 22 days, Morson employee, Andy Slater, and three fellow mountaineers will trek to Everest Base Camp (17,400ft), followed by a trek to the top of mountain Kala Pattar, or ‘Black Rock’ (18,514ft) in the Nepalese Himalayas for what is described as the best view of Everest and surrounding Himalayan peaks.
Not content with this amazing feat, the foursome will then proceed to attempt the summit climb of Island Peak, an imposing 20,305ft mountain that will require acclimatisation to avoid succumbing to the potential dangers of High Altitude Sickness, food poisoning and other associated illnesses.
Andy and his team hope to raise over £5,000 in aid of Morson’s chosen 2012 charities, Macmillan Cancer Support and Lagan’s Foundation. The trek is a culmination of several years’ hard training and meticulous preparation, and will take in some of the world’s most breath-taking sights.
Andy can be heard talking about his trip at 10.00am on Radio Salford FM this Saturday 6 October.
For donations to Lagan’s Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support charities, please visit www.justgiving.com/mortrek
Here are the guys in training