'Hike the Himalayas' Rescheduled to 2021 | Highland Hospice

'Hike the Himalayas' Rescheduled to 2021

15 July 2020

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Our ‘Hike the Himalayas’ challenge which was due to take place from 10 to 20 October of this year, will now be postponed until the same dates in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A total of 13 people are signed up to the challenge, including the Hospice’s Head of Fundraising Andrew Leaver with his daughter Meg, and the charity’s now retired Head of Clinical Services Kathryn Hamling.

The challenge begins at Dharamsala, the home of the Dalai Lama and the centre of the Tibetan Community, where the group will set off on a 30-miles trek over five days, reaching altitudes of 11,000 feet. They will set up camp on each night under the stars to sleep.

Fundraiser Katie Gibb explained, “We have been in close consultation with organisers Global Adventure Challenges Ltd about the proposed challenge, and all parties are agreed that next year is a far safer plan.”

“Obviously this is disappointing for all those who have been training and fundraising towards doing it in October – but it’s the way of the world at present and we are just delighted that they still have the opportunity to complete it next year.”

She added, “This is certainly not a challenge for the faint hearted, but alongside the hard work involved in trekking at altitude comes a sense of camaraderie with fellow participants – and, hopefully, a great sense of achievement on completion. It will be a truly magnificent experience which will raise vital funds for Highland Hospice.”

If anyone wishes to join the team to Hike the Himalayas in support of Highland Hospice in 2021, please contact Katie Gibb or click here for further information.


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