Check out these two trendsetters. Deanne and Tony are definitely dressed to impress in some pretty cool trekking gear. With the help of Sharon, who guided them on a personalised shopping tour, they are now kitted out and ready for the upcoming Everest Base Camp trek.
Deanne, who is a breast cancer survivor and truly inspirational lady knew the moment she discovered the Cancer Council charity trek, that this was the journey she had been searching for. After experiencing the tough times and uncertainty that the cancer journey brings, Deanne needed a challenge which gave her the confidence and belief to know she could achieve anything she set her mind to. With the support of her husband Tony, these guys are going to be an awesome addition to the team and we are really stoked to have them onboard.
Already a celebrity, Deanne has been doing radio and newspaper interviews, sharing her story and the motivation behind joing the trek.
On another note, a few of those who were coming have had to pull out, so we have a few spots left. It is short notice but definitely doable if you have a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to have 3 weeks off from work.
Being a part of a small team is the ultimate opportunity to get the most out of exploring the Himalayas, and Sharon and I would be more than happy to help out with any queries or questions you may have. If you join with a friend or partner, you can also share the fundraising component, and continue to raise a few dollars along the trail by posting updates to friends, family or work mates.
We plan on running a few training sessions in Mt Cootha in the next few weeks. Even if you are not planning on joining us this year, or have this trip on your bucket list, you are more than welcome to come along. We will post training times on Facebook.