Harry Hearn, an Associate specialising in the Lloyd’s and London Insurance Market practice, has successfully completed a two week trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 metres (17,598 ft) and the summit of Kala Patthar 5,644.5 m (18,519 ft), Himalayas, Nepal on the 28th March, 2018.
Alongside two of his closest friends, Harry and the team undertook the expedition raising money for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the foundation is dedicated to helping alleviate child poverty in Vietnam and Mongolia and giving all children the right to a happy and importantly, safe childhood. www.cncf.org
The team successfully raised just shy of £20,000 for the foundation.
“Everest Base Camp has been a lifelong dream of mine since I was a young child. Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgayh have always been heroes and idols of mine, so to follow in their footsteps (albeit part of the way) has always been at the very top of my bucket list. The trip exceeded all my expectation – reaching Everest Base Camp and the Summit of Kala Patthar with their colourful prayer flags, surrounded by the highest mountains in the world (same altitude of a cruising Boeing 747), it is difficult to put into words the feelings and memories you make. Base Camp is a beginning or an end, depending on how ambitious/mad a trip you’re taking. For me, it was ‘my summit’ that motivated a trip of overwhelming natural beauty and moments of complete awe. Each trekkers experience is unique, having had what they call the ‘Full Monty’ (which does not need a full explanation) – I took nearly everything the Himalayas and high altitude could throw at me and it made the experience even more extraordinary. If you have ever even contemplated doing this, don’t any longer – this a life changing experience! Raising such an incredible amount of money for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation made the whole journey even more humbling – a huge thanks to everyone who supported us.”