Climbing Mount Everest to the top looking back 10 years later

Climbing Mount Everest to the top looking back 10 years later. I was lucky enough to stand on the top of Mount Everest at 6:02am local time in Nepal on the 23rd May 2008. It was the culmination of 2 years of hard work and any years of hiking, trekking and climbing around the world to get to this point. The achievement is in the long lasting relationship I have with Fields of Life and the Mount Everest Primary school in Uganda.

Climbing Mount Everest to the top looking back 10 years later

It was a long and hard road to stand on the summit of Mount Everest. I believe that ‘Vision Drives Activity’. We had a vision and mission to climb 4 mountains on 4 continents in 1 year and raise enough money, so the people of Kitandwe, Uganda could have a school, water and hope for their children. We worked with the charity Fields of Life and they did an amazing job at the Mt. Everest Primary school.

Climbing Mount Everest to the top looking back 10 years later

My Sherpa friends in Nepal are now family and help us run over 50+ trips a year now across Nepal. We have developed a team of world class climbing Sherpa’s who work with our teams throughout the year. We are running trips in 6 different regions of Nepal with great success. I have been lucky enough to climb numerous peaks in the Everest region and led 30+ treks to the Base of Mount Everest.

Climbing Mount Everest to the top looking back 10 years later

10 years on from standing on the summit of Mount Everest,  I am the president of Fields of Life USA. The Mount Everest school has been a great success story but large challenges remain. We have large targets and challenges as we try to bring millions of people clean water in East Africa. I am passionate about the work of FOL they work with very strict administration overheads to deliver quality education, water and basic needs for so many people. The current refugee crisis in south Sudan which has spread into Northern Uganda is a real challenge that needs to be addressed at a matter of urgency.

Climbing Mount Everest to the top looking back 10 years later

On April 25th 2015 I was in Kathmandu when the 7.8 earthquake hit the Kathmandu valley and beyond. 10,000 people lost their lives in a very short period of time. I had just some back down from leading an Everest Base Camp Trek and successful Island peak climb. It was a horrific for the people of Nepal and one I hope they do not have to endure in the near future. Along with our full time staff on the ground in Nepal we established the Goli Village trust and we have built our first school. We need $14,000 to finish the next school and we have brought stoves to hundreds of homes in the remote region of Goli. We will continue to support this region of Nepal over the coming decade and if you would like to help let us know.

Climbing Mount Everest to the top looking back 10 years later

I have been lucky enough to speak around the world about Climbing Mount Everest and raising funds for the work of Fields of Life. I continue to push the work of Fields of Life and we always need children sponsored to go to the Mt. Everest primary School. There are currently 20 children who are awaiting sponsors so if you would like to sponsor a child at the Mt. Everest school get in touch today. Read some REVIEWS from our trips and think about hiring me to speak at your upcoming event.

Climbing Mount Everest to the top looking back 10 years later

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