Annie has just celebrated her one year countdown until her second attempt at Everest's summit and completion of every climbers dream - the 7 summits.
"My first go was last year" said Annie. "It was an unseasonably warm winter which led to a number of avalances. We were climbing with a group and after six weeks of acclimatising, the group leader thought it unsafe to continue. He was probably right but it was a very frustrating time".
"I am in full training now and spurred on by the 60th anniversary of Hillary and Tenzing summiting. It's amazing to think Sunnyfield had just been formed as an organisation.
Last time I walked into Mt Everest Base Camp with a group of ten friends. This time, Sunnyfield is organising a group to walk into Base Camp at the same time to raise funds for Sunnyfield. This is a special adventure lasting 22 days. There may also be an opportunity to stay overnight at Base Camp - an experience usually only available to Mt Everest climbers. The good news for those who join the trek, is I have done this all before. I can help with tips on training, packing etc that will ensure everyone gets the most out of their experience" said Annie.
This event is made even more special because this will be the final summit in Annie's attempt to complete the 7 Summit Challenge.
"This is the last peak and I will have fulfilled a long-term dream of summiting the highest mountain on each of the world's seven continents" said Annie. "This is a milestone for every serious climber and not many people have completed it, but even fewer women".
If you would like to take up the Base Camp Challenge, call Sunnyfield today on (02) 8977 8823 or email Iris Lam on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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