On Monday April 1st Team Everest set off from their various locations around the UK and arrived at Heathrow Airport where a collection of Patrons, family, friends and sponsors had gathered to wave them off and wish them well.
The first flight left London just before 9pm and arrived in Abu Dhabi just over 7 hours later where the team then boarded another plane.
They touched down in Kathmandu at 5pm (local time) on Tuesday 2nd April where they were warmly met by Namgya and his team.
The team had their first taste of the chaotic streets of Kathmandu as they travelled to their hotel where they were all ready for a hot shower and a good night’s sleep!
A warm and muggy morning greeted the team as they prepared for the day ahead.
Some of the team left early to see the famous and sacred Hindu Pashupatinath Temple where they spent some time before visiting the Swayambhunath, also known as the ‘Monkey Temple’. Resting on a hillock 3km west of Kathmandu, it is one of the holiest Buddhist Chaityas in Nepal.
Namgya and Rich set off for the Department of Tourism where they finalised the permits for the climbing team.
The remainder of the day has been spent organising kit in preparation for the base camp trek, and getting some much needed rest ahead of what will be a very long day tomorrow…
We would like to say a very big thank you for all the amazing messages of support!
Team Everest are undertaking this extreme challenge to raise funds for The Royal Marines Charity
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