Nethra Climbs Mount Everest
Last term, Year 10 pupil, Nethra V completed the grueling challenge of hiking to the Mount Everest Base Camp, which is situated at an altitude of 17,598 feet.
Nethra started to show an interest in hiking just after Covid and saw it as a great way to keep fit. She started doing gym sessions to train for the Everest hike and also completed local hikes to help improve her endurance.
On the first day of the expedition, which she completed in a group with her father and friends, they flew to Kathmandu. They then had to take a short 20 minute flight to Lukla, which is one of the most dangerous airports in the world, thanks to its short runway situated against a mountain.
The trek itself took 9 days of hard work acclimatising at various altitudes and walking for 6-7 hours per day. The group had to endure cold weather, steep inclines, staying at unhygienic tea rooms and overcoming altitude sickness to make it to the base camp.
Well done, Nethra, what an amazing achievement, you should be very proud of yourself!