Here at Adventure Peaks, we are excited to be working with a group of men and women supporting the outstanding charity ‘Prevent Breast Cancer’.
Headed out to Nepal to begin their trek to Everest Base Camp on November 14th, the team have been preparing and packing. We asked their patron, actress Sally Dynevor, to tell us why she’d chosen this challenge and what she was most looking forward to.
We will of course ask her a few more questions on her return, to find out her highlights, low moments, what she’d wished she’d had with her and any advice she may have for others… so, watch this space!
Q1: What made you choose EBC as your first high altitude trek?
“I have chosen EBC as my first trek as I have always had a fascination with Nepal and the people, and what greater adventure than to see Everest.”
Q2: What’s giving you the biggest butterflies right now, as the leave date gets closer?
“I think the things I’m worried about are really missing my family, as I have never been away from them this long. Also not really knowing how cold it will be, or how I’ll deal with the altitude. But this is all part of this wonderful adventure.”
Q3: How have you chosen what to pack?
“Packing is tricky due to the weight issue. I have packed what Adventure Peaks advised. Just hoping I’ve got the right gear and not missed anything.”
Q4: What do you think will be the most exciting part of this adventure?
“I think the most exciting part of the trip will be seeing Everest from Kala Patthar and arriving at Base Camp with our team. I’m looking forward to meeting the Nepalese people and enjoying their culture.”
Q5: Do you feel fit enough for this challenge (how have you prepared)?
“I think I’ll be fit enough. It’s hard to say. I’ve gone to the gym, been running, had a few long walks in the Lakes with family and on the Adventure Peaks training weekends. So fingers crossed I’ll make it!”
Sally has previously completed the London to Paris bike ride, averaging 80 miles per day. She tells me, “it was an amazing challenge and now I feel like I need to do something every year!”
Anyone wanting to help support Sally and the team from Prevent Breast Cancer can go to the fundraising page here and donate £5 (or as much as you can) to help this outstanding charity make a difference.
We wish them an amazing adventure and will post updates and photos along the way.
Lucinda Hayton for Adventure Peaks
Photos: Sally Dynevor, Glenn Chapman and Ian Oldham
Anyone dreaming of a trek to EBC with us in the future who has any questions, please do get in touch.