Ollie Roberts – Everest Base Camp

Ollie Roberts has made it to Everest Base Camp

You might have thought that we were suffering from an excess of challenge in snowy conditions. But spare a thought for year 12 student Ollie Roberts, who you may remember was aiming to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust by trekking to Everest Base Camp. We are delighted to announce that Ollie has arrived; he is second from left at the front in this picture. Just looking at how everyone is dressed makes you feel cold.

The biggest obstacle however has been the lack of oxygen as the party have climbed above 5000 metres. At such heights there is less than half the oxygen than at sea level, and together with the strenuous demands of ascending to such altitudes this makes a gruelling expedition.

Ollie has completed the trek to commemorate former student Matt Rieley. It is indeed the kind of thing Matt himself would have loved to do; a fantastic way for one remarkable young man to pay his respects to another.

Well done Ollie. It’s not too late to donate to the appeal – please click here. He’s a few pounds shy of £2000 – it would be lovely to get to that target!