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David gets closer to Everest Base Camp

Now that David and the rest of the party have acclimatised they can continue their ascent to Everest Base Camp stopping off at villages along the way.

Below is an image of the route that is ahead of them.

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Huge thanks to everyone who has helped David reach 44% of his £3000 target.

If you’d like to make a donation please visit David’s Just Giving Page.

At the time of writing they had just reached Dingboche at 4360 metres / 14,307 ft.

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Photo of the sunrise at Tengboche

 

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Photo of Tengboche Monastery

 

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Photo of a party member loading up a yak with Everest in background

 

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Photo of the party arriving at Dingboche

 

David is trekking to Everest Base Camp for Cancer Research UK, please visit David’s Just Giving Page if you’d like to make a donation.

Cancer touches most people's lives.

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David’s First View of Everest

David has begun his trek to Everest Base Camp for Cancer Research UK and has had his first view of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. If you’d like to make a donation please visit his Just Giving page.

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We’ve had the following update from David:


“Member of party helicoptered off this morning with altitude sickness, this is tough. Messages of support and donations mean a lot and are spurring me on.”

The party is currently in Namche Bazaar at 3440 metres (2.5 times the height of Ben Nevis) and will spend a couple of days acclimatising to the low levels of oxygen before making their way to Everest Base Camp.


Cancer touches most people's lives.

With your help we will beat it sooner.

Please donate via the Just Giving page.

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David sets off for Everest Base Camp Trek

The 22nd April marks the start of David’s trek to Everest Base Camp as he leaves the UK for Nepal.

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David is undertaking this challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK and is overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity.

Huge thanks to everyone who has helped David reach 37% of his £3000 target.

If you’d like to make a donation please visit David’s Just Giving Page.

Cancer touches most people's lives.

With your help we will beat it sooner.

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15% of £3000 target reached

David starts his trek to Everest Base Camp on the 22nd April and is raising money for Cancer Research UK.

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Thanks to everyone who has helped David reach 15% of his £3000 target.

Cancer touches most people's lives.

With your help we will beat it sooner.

Please donate via the Just Giving page.

Agree? Disagree? Do let James Hopkins know what you think by commenting below.

David's Everest Base Camp Trek for Cancer Research UK


On 22nd April I will be flying to Kathmandu and then on to Lukla on a light aircraft where I will begin the ascent to Everest Base Camp for Cancer Research UK.

Lukla sits at 2,840m/9,317ft.

My trek finishes at 5,545m/18,188ft.



I've really had to be disciplined and dedicated to prepare for this trip.

In terms of training I started cycling daily in September to lose some flab and then every other day since November I have been on a treadmill at a 12 degree incline wearing my boots and a pack weighing 25lb/11.5 kilo for 60 minutes.

Every weekend I have taken to the hills for long hikes of up to 15 miles with a 25lb pack.

For the last 30 days before my journey I am using a hypoxic training machine. Every day for one hour I breathe through a mask and dial down the amount of oxygen available to me to recreate high altitude.

This is giving my body the chance to create more red blood cells to help me cope with high altitude and give me a fighting chance of avoiding altitude sickness.

When I'm asked to donate to a Just Giving page I look at the amount of effort and dedication that person has had to make.

I hope you will reflect the amount of effort and dedication I have given should you choose to donate to my cause.

Cancer touches most people's lives.

With your help we will beat it sooner.

Please donate via my Just Giving page.

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Birthday celebrations for Thomas

A very happy birthday to DBS Web Developer Thomas Hounsell, who turns 24 tomorrow.

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Thomas looks forward to spending the day with his family and enjoying a well deserved break, after a busy start to the year at DBS.

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Promotion for James

JamesAfter being with DBS for over five years James Hopkins has been appointed as our Online Marketing Manager.

The online marketing team covers pay per click advertising and management, content marketing, social media advertising and retargeting.

To find out more about James and connect with him on social media, please click here

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