Destination: Top of the world for intrepid Dunmow adventurers
PUBLISHED: 10:28 14 September 2009 | UPDATED: 07:21 30 May 2010
INTREPID adventurers from Great Dunmow are taking up their biggest challenge yet by scaling the world s highest peak - Mount Everest. A team of six, calling themselves the Base Campers, will try and reach Nepal s famous Everest base camp in October all in
INTREPID adventurers from Great Dunmow are taking up their biggest challenge yet by scaling the world's highest peak - Mount Everest.
A team of six, calling themselves the Base Campers, will try and reach Nepal's famous Everest base camp in October all in aid of the charity WaterAid.
Su and Stuart Warwick, John Watkins, Mireille Baker, Danny Quinn and Jane Bennett have been training hard for the trip, both in the gym - by running and cycling and also by hiking in the mountainous Lake and Peak Districts.
Stuart said: "We decided to use the event as an opportunity to raise funds for WaterAid, which is a very worthy cause, and we hope to raise sufficient funds to be able to specify that the money goes directly towards a project in Nepal.
"Following months of training the team are due to set off to Nepal on October 2 to begin the 12-day trek. The climax will be reaching the Everest Base Camp and treading where many famous explorers have begun their push to reach the summit."
He added: "Many of us take drinking water for granted, however as many as one in eight people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water. WaterAid works in 17 countries providing water, sanitation and hygiene education to some of the world's poorest people."
To raise funds the team has organised a barn dance at Foakes Hall, Dunmow, on Saturday September 26 and have invited the whole town to come along.
There will be live music and a caller, a cash bar and other exciting entertainment.
Tickets for the fantastic evening out are available by calling Jane on 07808 470305 or Lou on 01277 624289 or 07798643625.
Donations to WaterAid can be made by visiting www.justgiving.com/BaseCampers
Any local business who would like to donate a raffle prize can contact Stuart Warwick on 07776 208495.
The Base Campers will be running an online blog during the remainder of their training and will continue to update it during the trip before reporting live from the base camp of Mount Everest.
Follow their progress here, at www.dunmowbroadcast24.co.uk