ALLAN Meek’s Everest challenge is continuing to progress well with his team passing through a number of towns on their way to their ultimate aim – to reach the mountain’s summit.
He is joined by a truly international team, with people from Norway, Iceland, Mexico, the UK and Brazil.
After an acclimatisation day at Namche on Sunday, April 9, SCS Group MD Allan and his team left Namche early on Monday, April 10, for a seven-hour walk to Debuche at 3,820m.
‘In good spirits’
Allan said: “I’m feeling fine and the team are in good spirits. Everest is getting nearer all the time.”
Allan has been joined on this stage by his friend Cian who will be on the same route up to Camp 4, after which he will be attempting to reach the Lhotse summit.
Allan has already seen some amazing sights and has discovered local wildlife, including the many yaks which make their way effortlessly around the trails.
He has also met well-known Swiss rock climber and mountaineer Ueli Steck while on the expedition.
Next Allan is due to trek to Chukhung, before going on to Island Peak Base Camp and then Summit Island Peak at 6,189m.
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Allan is due to arrive at Everest Base Camp on Wednesday, April 19. After that there will be much more preparation with even more treks and acclimatisation. The group will prepare for their summit push (weather dependent) between May 6 and May 26.
Allan is part of an expedition organised by a Nepalese company called Ascent Himalayas. He is being sponsored in his quest by SCS Group.