Everest Trek for Unite against Poaching

Dante Durdych and his father Rene will be trekking the Mountains of Nepal withthe aim of reaching Everest Base Camp. During thier trek they will be highlighting the plight of the rhino in our country and will be proudly supporting the Unite against Poaching trust.  Follow their expedition!!! We will update their progress as we receive updates from them.

Below is their proposed Trek... We wish Dante and Rene sucess and safe travels.

Rene talks about the expedition... We can’t believe that  we will be trekking the Himalayas and be surrounded by the highest mountains in the world. This will be a dream come true for us. Views of the four over 8000m mountains Lhotse 8516m, Makalu 8463m, Choyo 8201m and of course Everest 8848m.

Can’t wait to see magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Gokyo valley, glacier lakes and Buddhist Monasteries … There is just so much to be exited about. This is a place with such beauty and so much history. So many heroes that we read about and admire in the books walked the same paths what we will. Base camp will be packed with expeditions from all over the world that will be attempting to reach the summit of the highest mountain in the world.

There we will be in the presence of many great mountaineers and legends like Apa Sherpa, 21 times Everest summiteer who will be directing  The Eco Everest Expedition 2012 and of course this is the same place from where Sir Edmund Hilary and Tensing Norgay made the first successful summit attempt of Mt. Everest 29th May 1953.

The other destination we are looking forward to is at the foot of the Pumori Mountain and is called Kala Pattar (Black Rock). This is from here where you get the amazing views of Mt. Everest, the surrounding massif, Everest Base Camp, the Khumbu Glacier and finally the deadly Khumbu Ice Fall.

Dante is very excited and confident and we are sure he will do well. We can’t say how the altitude will affect us and we will deal with it there but right now failure is not an option. So much training, preparations and planning have gone into this. Of course we will get there and it’s going to be a great adventure. We are confident but we never underestimate anything in the mountains, doesn’t matter how easy or difficult the trip is. We love mountains and we are not visiting them to break any records we simply there to admire their beauty and have a great time. What we both know is that the most important thing is to respect them. You respect the mountains and know your limits you come back home in one piece.

“Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous“

Reinhold MessnerProposed Itinerary for Trek fior rhinos

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2013 SANParks Kudu Award

Proud winner of the 2013

GRAA Rhino Conservation Award



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