Readers of my blog might remember back in May when I posted a blog about members of my family climbing Ben Nevis to raise money for a heart charity in memory of my Granddad. Part of this group included my Parentals, Roy and Gail. Despite Ben Nevis being the highest mountain in the British Isles, climbing this, even in the slightly horrific weather that they had to endure, it was pretty much a piece of cheesecake! :)
Now the Parental's have always loved hill walking, as have I, and what could be more of a hill walkers dream than that of to climb Mount Everest!?! Now obviously climbing Mount Everest is a weeeeeeee bit more of a challenge, you know, the whole not being able to breathe and shit, haha, so instead they are trekking to the Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal! This is still a totally bad ass trek and is one that for my Dad, has always been a lifelong ambition! So yes, when they got back from Mexico last summer they decided that for their 2012 holiday, Everest it was! I remember a few days after they got back from Mexico when I was returning the dog to them, they were like "Do you mind looking after Hamish while we climb Mount Everest!?!!" To which they got the reply "Yaaa whaaat!???!!!" Haha.
So anyhoo, Mother had asked me if I could write a blog post to share what they were doing, kind of like the post I wrote about their Ben Nevis trek. I had started writing it when I can't remember, I'd taken a break to do some hoovering or something and then waahlaah, whilst hoovering I thought, "Why not instead of writing one single post, actually set up a blog detailing everything they were doing?" So set up a blog is what I did! :) At the end of the day, this isn't just trekking up a mountain, it's freakin' Mount Everest! Just the training to get in shape alone is inspirational, and more importantly...it's fun! With a blog, it's easier for people to keep up to date on all of the walks and hiking they do in preparation for the trek, it's also a great way to share with others who might be inspired to take on this almighty challenge!
Not only are they doing this trek to fulfil a dream of the Daddy's, they are using this trek to raise moohlah for causes close to their heart. One of them is the British Heart Foundation and the other Afasic, which helps kids with speech and communication problems and stuff. You can read more about the charities they are raising money for, as well as keep up to date with their training and lots lots more at their official blog Team Cooper's Everest Expedition!
It really would be awesome if they could raise as much money for charity as possible with this trek, so if y'all fancied checking out their blog and if you feel inspired, or if you're more just in awe of what they're doing, you can still support from the comfort of your sofa, haha. All donations are greatly appreciated. You can either donate to the charity of your choice, or just make a general donation, all of this you can find in the Trekking for Charity page of the blog. And please clicky to LIKE their Facebook page for the blog and also follow them on Twitter too.
Now as with all their adventures, family mascot Alistair McAlistair shall be accompanying them to the Base Camp, heehee. Readers of my blog may remember a blog I did just before Christmas where I introduced y'all to this worldly bunny, haha...he is a character and a half will definitely be needing to get some cosy clothes for this trek...although I'm sure he will still have his kilt with him so he can wear it when he reaches Base Camp!
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