2nd Oct, 2010

Everest Trek for Lupus UK

Kris Sandon at base camp

In November 2010, Kris and John Sandon planned to embark on a trek to Everest Base Camp. Sadly John injured his back with just a few weeks to go and he was forced to pull out of the expedition. Not wishing to disappoint our charity, Lupus UK, Kris decided to proceed alone. Leaving John flat on his back, Kris flew via Katmandu to Lukla in Nepal, the world’s most dangerous airport. She then spent three weeks walking in the Himalayas, from Lukla to Everest Base Camp. The famous camp is at a height of 5360m, so although she did not climb the mountain itself, she made it to pretty near the top of the world. She survived the cold and the high altitude for an experience she will never forget.

While not a charity trek as such, as John is the patron of the Kent Lupus Group, Kris took the opportunity to raise money for Lupus UK.

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