Gist warehouse operatives Lee Hulme and Brian Morris are attempting to trek to the base camp of “Mount Everest”, the highest mountain in the world. The trek lasting 16 day’s and reaching an altitude of 5,332 metres and involves walking 115km.

Lee and Brian have been warehouse operatives for the Gist depot in Crewe for around 12 years and are both keen hill walkers having completed a number of charity walks including the  “National 3 Peak Challenge”  three times and the “Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge” and Lee trekking to the summit of Kilimanjaro in 2012.

The reason for this challenge is to help raise money for  St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice

To help Lee and Brian reach their target of £10,000 an “Everest Base Camp” beer has been supplied by a Leek Brewery and is currently on sale courtesy of the”The Beer Emporium” in Sandbach, the beer priced at £2.65 a bottle with 35p going to St Luke’s Hospice.

Lee and Brian realise how difficult the challenge is going to be and are already in training with regular trips to the Lake District and the Mountains of Snowdonia.

Mark Porter Corporate & Community Fundrasier at St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice said “Thanks to Lee & Brian for choosing to do the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek for St Luke’s, I know how hard they will have to train to get themselves ready & in the best condition for this trek. I know that everyone here at St Luke’s will be wishing them well, & I’m looking forward to keeping in touch with them as they prepare for this fantastic Challenge.”

To donate to Lee and Brian’s worthy cause you can donate by using the just giving page http://www.justgiving.com/lee-hulme/

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