Josie goes on sky-high adventure

PUBLISHED: 12:02 30 October 2006 | UPDATED: 11:06 06 May 2010

Josie on Mount Everest

Josie on Mount Everest

THERE was little rest for Josie Love when she went on a sky high adventure. The big challenge was reaching base camp on Everest, the world s tallest mountain. Josie, from Pembroke Road, Baldock, and 11 others completed the 17-day gruelling trek to the hig

THERE was little rest for Josie Love when she went on a sky high adventure.

The big challenge was reaching base camp on Everest, the world's tallest mountain.

Josie, from Pembroke Road, Baldock, and 11 others completed the 17-day gruelling trek to the high point at Kalapathar at 5,545m.

Their effort raised £35,000 for charity - and their company is doubling the amount.

"It was an amazing experience, one that I'll never forget," said Josie. "It was brilliant that all 12 of us succeeded, as it doesn't happen that often."

The team underwent various team building exercises in Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons in preparation for the expedition.

Josie described the moment when they reached the Everest base camp as "one of those heart-wrenching moments, where you can't believe you've actually made it".

Trekking through the Himalayas, meeting the local people and achieving something for charity was a once in a lifetime experience for 27-year-old Josie.

And the trip had personal significance for her, having known cancer sufferers

The money raised will be split among the Letchworth-based Multiple Sclerosis Trust, Cancer Research UK and Childline.

Josie works for Computacenter in Hatfield which is keen on helping charities.

In the last two years, over £250,000 has been raised, and the MS Trust has benefited each year.

Jenny Kershaw, fundraising manager for the MS Trust, is delighted to be one of the chosen charities,

"Every penny raised for the Trust helps us support people with MS, their families and friends and provides valuable training for health professionals."

Josie has now been bitten by the fundraising bug and hopes to be involved in Computacenter's next adventure in 2007.


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