Everest Base Camp 2022

In February 2022 Team KSD will be trekking to Everest Base Camp in the hope of raising a staggering £76,700 for COCO!

The trek will take the best part of two weeks, where the team will climb to heights of 5,647 metres at the summit of Kala Patthar. From here they will be able to see the top of the tallest mountain on earth!

The team itself is made up of a group of friends from Brighton: Ned, Sharon, Charlie, Joe, Lee, Jess, Steve, Scott, Kevin, Matt, Martin, Lee and Tony. Many are also from the KSD group, a Building Maintenance and Fit Out company. However, for this once-in-a-lifetime expedition, they will be swapping a walk along the beaches of Brighton for the treacherous terrain through the Himalayas.

It’s not the first time the team has taken to extremes to raise money - they've previously raised for COCO by trekking through the Atlas Mountains, as well as conquering the epic Machu Picchu, along with many other challenges!

The journey will challenge the whole team. Their first stop after arriving in Nepal is Mulkot for an early night before the adventure begins! Then, flying from Remechhap over some breath-taking views of snow-capped mountains, the team will arrive in Lukla, where the Sherpa crew and their Ghopkyos (a mixed breed of yak and cow) await. The acclimatisation trek stars here, with views of the Kusum-Kangru crossing at 6,369m. This finishes at the Tok-Tok village where the team will camp for the night.

Day 2 takes the Team to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). The trek consists of the first suspension bridge of the trek, along the trail to Monko, and beneath the peak of Thermasarkhu, then down a meandering river pass. Across another bridge and the team arrive at Namche Bazzar — the Sherpa Capital.

After a day of acclimatisation, the team are off to Deboche (3,800m), through winding trails with exceptional views of Everest. This day involves a tough ascent, but also grants views of Tengboche, one of the most beautiful sites in the Himalayas. The night will be spent in the shadow of the Ama Dablam peak.

Leaving Deboche, the team will follow the long Prayer Manu Wall up towards Shomare. This is where the altitude be