In 2016 DBS’s director, David Clarke, hiked the Everest Base Camp Trail in Nepal to raise money for Cancer Research. After 6 months of training David flew to Kathmandu and then on to Lukla in a light aircraft where he began his ascent to Everest Base Camp. The trek started at 2,840m/ 9,317ft and finished at an incredible 5,545m/ 18,188ft, with David raising £3,400 for charity. Whilst on the trail, David learned of a Sherpa guide who sadly died in an avalanche while setting out ropes on a mountain trail for climbers, leaving behind a wife and four children. The eldest of the guide’s daughters, Psang Lamu Sherpa, was just about to start nursing college when her father died and her dreams of a medical career looked shattered. David was extremely moved by the family’s story, and when he returned from Nepal he spoke to the DBS team about it, who all agreed with him that DBS will now fund the entirety of Psang Lamu Sherpa’s college education to ensure she has a bright future.
Donations have continued to come in via David Clarke's Just Giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/David-Clarke-Everest-Base-Camp So far £3184 has been raised online including Gift Aid and a further £202 has been donated offline. The current total stands at £3386. "I'm bowled over by everyone's generosity and really thrilled to have exceeded the target I wanted to raise for Cancer Research. A big heartfelt thank you to everyone involved with my Everest Base Camp efforts - especially Ian Taylor Trekking and the team of Sherpas and Yak driver who were amazingly kind and helpful." said DBS Director, David Clarke. Photo: David with Tendi Sherpa
Big congratulations to David who reached Everest Base Camp on Monday 2nd May. The party got the opportunity to explore Base Camp, take in the stunning views and see the edge of the icefall which is the start of the climbing route for the world’s highest mountain. At their highest point the trekking party reached 5400 metres and the acclimatisation process was key to their success. David challenged himself to this trek and is hoping to raise £3000 for Cancer Research UK. He has been overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity and would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who has helped him raise 48% of his target so far. If you’d like to make a donation please visit David’s Just Giving Page.
David has begun his trek to Everest Base Camp for Cancer Research UK and has had his first view of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. If you’d like to make a donation please visit his Just Giving page. We’ve had the following update from David:
“Member of party helicoptered off this morning with altitude sickness, this is tough. Messages of support and donations mean a lot and are spurring me on.”
The party is currently in Namche Bazaar at 3440 metres (2.5 times the height of Ben Nevis) and will spend a couple of days acclimatising to the low levels of oxygen before making their way to Everest Base Camp.
Cancer touches most people's lives. With your help we will beat it sooner. Please donate via the Just Giving page.
The 22nd April marks the start of David’s trek to Everest Base Camp as he leaves the UK for Nepal. David is undertaking this challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK and is overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity. Huge thanks to everyone who has helped David reach 37% of his £3000 target. If you’d like to make a donation please visit David’s Just Giving Page. Cancer touches most people's lives. With your help we will beat it sooner.
David starts his trek to Everest Base Camp on the 22nd April and is raising money for Cancer Research UK. Thanks to everyone who has helped David reach 15% of his £3000 target. Cancer touches most people's lives. With your help we will beat it sooner. Please donate via the Just Giving page.