A team of seven industry figures and friends will trek to Base Camp Everest in September in a bid to raise £50,000 for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
The challenge will see the group walk for between five and eight hours each day for 12 days, and tackle altitudes of up to 5,545m above sea level.
The team taking part comprises (pictured, clockwise from top left to bottom left): Steve Endacott, non-executive chairman of Teletext Holidays; Paul Turner, sales director of Carisma Holidays; Duncan Hammond, Specialist Aviation Group; Stephen Bath, former managing director of Bath Travel; Neal Edsall, managing director Milkworks; Nicky Maciocia; and Roberta Giacovelli.
Stephen Bath and Steve Endacott scaled Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in 2014, raising £36,000 for Alder Hey, and last year trekked to Machu Picchu in Peru, raising £15,000.
"This year we’re really going to step it up," said Bath. "We’ll be walking in very thin air and it’s a very arduous walk; there really are a lot of risks.
"But if you want to raise serious money, you need to take on a serious challenge, and we really hope to raise as much as £50,000 between us this time."
"Nepal had a very rough time in 2015 when thousands died in the earthquake, and so we’re particularly keen to visit this magical country, which has such lovely people, and show our support as it continues its recovery," he added.
Each member of the group is paying for their own flights and trek, with Exodus, so every penny donated will go straight to the charity itself. A Justgiving page will be launched shortly. An eight place on the trek still remains; anyone who’d like to join the trip can contact TTG to be put in touch with Stephen Bath.