A local family is preparing for the trek of a lifetime - over Himalayan passes to Mount Everest - in order to raise money for cancer charities.
Logan Brown, Director of Border Livestock, and his wife, Karen, are due to meet up with daughter Isla, currently working in Australia,and son Angus, currently in Japan, to tackle the 21 day ‘Himalayan Challenge’.
“It’s going to be very intense,” said Logan of the trek that will take ‘Team Brown’ over mountain passes more than 5km high.
“We are all pretty fit, and do some training, but you have to factor in the altitude, as well, at that height.
“You just have to ease your way into it, and hope it doesn’t really knock you out. Of course, we cannot carry 21 days’ worth of supplies on our backs, you have to make use of the Sherpa guides there, who do an amazing job.
“My wife Karen always wanted to do visit Everest Base Camp,” said Logan, “so we thought we’d do it this way, over the passes, to make it really memorable.
“We’re doing this trek four years after Karen and I with other friends raised nearly £50,000 on the Three Peaks Challenge in Britain. Lots of people donated to make that total worthwhile, and we’re hoping we can do something similar.
“We chose to do this for Macmillan and Cancer Research,and we organised it ourselves so that people know their donations go only to the charities, not on the travel or other things.”
Donations can be made by cheque to ‘BLE Charity Account’, or by transferring money to account number 00244327, sort code 83-23-18.