A MEMBER of staff has completed a life changing experience trekking Mount Everest.
David Bentley, a Health & Wellbeing Support Officer for the Enhanced Primary Care Team at Moor Park, has recently completed a life changing experience trekking Mount Everest.
David completed his trek with a company called Global adventures UK. The money raised from the trek was for Gurkha Welfare Trust and Help The Heroes charity.
David said: “I It was an amazing 18 days which was a very life changing experience. There were 25 people from the UK on the challenge, including a representative from Global as team leader.
“I decided to do the trek because I love challenges and mountains and it was always on my bucket list to do. I also raised money for the Gurkha Welfare Trust charity.
“Everything about the place is inspiring! From the porters who do an amazing job up and down the mountain, to the Sherpas who are incredible for trekkers. I met a man who had climbed to the summit 12 times!
“The whole 18 day trek was hard work and exhausting on my body. The temperatures were extremely cold, sometimes at -22 through the night!
“I was amongst amazing views and people and the people just seem to inspire you as well as your team members to push further.
“The trip consisted of more than 120km trekking through the most amazing scenery with massive suspension bridges which wobbled and shook as we crossed.
“I would consider completing the trek again but once my body has recovered as it is still very tired following the trek.
“Less than 30,000 people worldwide attempt this challenge annually, and as you see the helicopters fly almost constantly every day rescuing people from Everest. The sense of achievement is incredible.
“It shows that standing on Everest base camp is the most incredible achievement. Nepal is an amazing place, full of inspirational people, culture, and places to visit”.