This November, Himalayan Trust supporter Hasely Lobb is taking on the epic challenge of climbing 8848m to help the community of Musey rebuild their water system after it was destroyed in the 2015 earthquakes.
He is challenging anyone who is interested to get involved and ascend the height of Everest to raise funds for the Himalayan Trust.
“You can climb as much as you want each day during November – anywhere around the country – and you can climb, run, walk, bike or even use a mobility scooter to ascend the 8848m over the course of the month!”
Hasely first visited Nepal in 2003, trekking to Everest Base Camp for the 50th Anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s historic ascent. Ever since the devastating earthquakes two years ago, he has wanted to do something to help the people of the Solukhumbu.
Every day in November he will be ascending an average of 295m and Hasely is hoping to complete a different climb in and around New Plymouth each day – including different routes up Mt Taranaki and New Plymouth’s Paritutu Rock.
So far 10 people have signed up to take on the challenge. Together they are hoping to raise $20,000!
Join the 8848m for Nepal Challenge!
If you would like to find out more or join the 8848m for Nepal Challenge then join their Facebook group.
If you would like to support Hasely’s fundraising, you can make a donation at https://give.everydayhero.com/nz/8848-for-nepal