Steve Prescott Foundation Announce 2018 Everest Basecamp Challenge

The Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) has announced that a party of trekkers will take on the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Challenge in October.

A 34 strong team will fly out to Kathmandu and endure an eleven day trek from Lukla to Nepal Everest Basecamp (5,364m) and then on to the summit of Kala Patthar (5,545m).

Following the success of the SPF Everest Challenge in 2016 the party will be led by veteran mountaineer Dave Pickles of Edge Travel Worldwide.

Participants include SPF Trustees Linzi Prescott and Ade Cunliffe. Professional boxer Martin Murray from St Helens has also pledged his support and has already reached his fund raising target of £4700. Bev Dixon, personal assistant to comedian Johnny Vegas has also signed up the challenge.

SPF Trustees Ade Cunliffe and Linzi Prescott.

The group will be inspired in their epic challenge by the late Steve Prescott MBE and will be raising funds and awareness for the SPF nominated charities the Rugby League benevolent Fund (Try Assist), The Christie and the SPF Special Causes Fund. The Precky4Everest Team have pledged to raise £200,000 for the SPF. Several fund raising events have been organised by the trekkers to help them achieve their fund raising targets.

The party of climbers will set off on their adventure from Manchester Airport on 16th October and return to the UK on 1st November.

The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. The trek is considered strenuous and will be a test of fitness, stamina and determination for all the climbers in the true spirit of Steve Prescott.

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Main photo – The very successful Everest Basecamp Challenge in 2016


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