Support Brad & Kevin's Epic Everest Expedition

Foreword

Dear people … Brad Horn here from Epic Private Journeys.


In May of this year, along with my good mates Kevin Jackson (Epic USA) and Ake Lindstrom (Summits Africa), we will be attempting to summit Mt Everest. This is being undertaken for charity. Please see below for further details. Needless to say if you can assist by way of a donation it would be greatly appreciated.

We will be maintaining a blog so you can track our progress.

Progress

Track Brad & Kevin's progress.

Itinerary

Start:15th April 2014 - Est Completion: 30th May 2014
  • Day 01

    15 April 2014: Arrive Kathmandu airport via versa- transfer to hotel

  • Day 02

    16 April 2014: Sightseeing tour with guide, gear check and welcome dinner.

  • Day 03

    17 April 2014: Kathmandu- last minutes shopping for trek

  • Day 04

    18 April 2014: Morning flight to Lukla 2800m. 35minutes flight start trek to Phakding

  • Day 05

    19 April 2014: Phakding -Namchebazar 3500m.

  • Day 06

    20 April 2014: Hiking to Kunde, Khumjung and Everest view hotel- Back to Namche

  • Day 07

    21 April 2014: Trek to Dingboche via Tangboche 3867m visit monastries

  • Day 08

    22 April 2014: Debuche - Dingboche (4350m.)

  • Day 09 - 23 April 2014: Dingboche - rest day for acclimatization

  • Day 10

    24 April 2014: Dingboche - Lobuche (4930m)

  • Day 11

    25 April 2014: Lobuche - Kalapather (5545m) - Ghorekshep.

  • Day 12

    26 April 2014: Ghorekshep- Everest BASE CAMP

  • Day 13

    27 April 2014 through until Day 47 – 30 May 2014

    These days will be spent acclimatiising, climbing high daily. This period will be quite fluid and what we do will be largely dictated by how we are acclimatizing and the weather.

    It is anticipated that we will sleep at each of the high camps on the route to the summit before our summit attempt. This is largely weather dependent but hopefuly will be sometime in the second half of May

Everest

At 8,848 metres, Mt Everest is the 'Elvis' of all mountains. It’s big and needs little introduction! It’s one of the first facts we remember from primary school, the world’s tallest mountain. Although many have made the summit since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first achieved the feat – it still provides climbers with the ultimate challenge and we are acutely aware it will be no easy undertaking. Preparations are thorough and well advanced for the big expedition. We embark for Nepal in mid April with a view to position ourselves for a summit attempt in the "climbing season" of May.

Mount Everest Facts

Metres High
Feet Hight

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

-- Sir Edmund Hillary --

Brad & Kevin

Brad Horn

Brad Horn

By design and desire, a professional adventurer, Brad’s passion is wild and natural places. This passion was nurtured growing up on a cattle station in Western Queensland and as an Australian Army Officer. Brad then spent six wonderful years living in the African bush operating safaris. Brad has developed enduring relationships with the best tour and resort operators around the world. This network of contacts, combined with his extensive hands-on experience, ensures Epic Private Journeys delivers on an unrivalled experience.

Brad continues to guide select private groups to Africa throughout the year.

Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson is responsible for the logistics and operations of all North and South American programmes. He has led many worldwide expeditions, including multiple ascents of Aconcagua in Argentina (the highest peak in the Americas), and Mt Whitney (the highest mountain in the continental United States).

Kevin is an expert on Patagonia, Chile; Aspen, Colorado; Anchorage, Alaska; the canyons of Arizona, and Vancouver Island, British Colombia. Kevin is a NOLS certified Wilderness First Responder and is ACE Certified in First Aid and CPR. He also holds a Wilderness Health and First Aid Certification from the Red Cross and an MBA in Operations Management.

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

-- Reinhold Messner --

Charities

Our services are delivered by our team with years of experience are passionate about developing business.

Australian Charities

Cerebral Palsy Alliance


Cerebral Palsy Alliance is committed to providing world-class services for people living with cerebral palsy and similar disabilities, and their families.

As an organisation we embed our values of Integrity, Passion, Excellence, Courage and Respect in our practices everyday. We are here to make a difference in people’s lives and support them in connecting and engaging them with their communities.

We know that every person with a disability is the expert in their own life.

So we aim to guide and support – not to direct. Collaboration and partnerships with our clients are key.

Donate

Tax Deductible for Australian Residents

Yalari


Yalari supports Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities throughout Australia in gaining access to a first-class secondary education via scholarships at some of the country's leading boarding schools.

Established in 2005, Yalari now supports 180 children around Australia enrolled in 34 partnership schools. Yalari was founded by Indigenous educator Waverley Stanley and his wife Llew Mullins. Waverley's own experience of attending boarding school at Toowoomba Grammar School over 20 years ago started him on the Yalari journey.

With a target to raise over $20 million to support Indigenous students over the next ten years, Yalari draws its support from individual benefactors, companies, philanthropic foundations and government departments.

Yalari provides programmes which break the cycles of poverty, abuse or other misfortune by educating our children, with the belief that by educating a child you ultimately make the world a better place for all.

Donate

Tax Deductible for Australian Residents

United States Charities

Crafting Africas Future


Crafting Africa's Future is a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting African artisans and the communities in which they live.

The organisation is committed to sustainable community development by purchasing their crafts, and through the support of community-based health care, education and development initiatives.

Proceeds from the sale of artisan crafts are combined with general donations and re-invested in the most disadvantaged communities, thus ensuring that the people of Africa are at the heart of change.

In 2005, Daniel Seder was just 13 when he travelled to Africa with Epic Private Journeys on what turned out to be a truly inspirational trip.

Upon his return home, he set up this initiative and has been supporting communities through his efforts since.

Donate

Tax Deductible for United States of America Residents

Prostate Cancer Research


Since 1993, our unique strategies for identifying and investing in the most promising research programs have generated life-saving results. We channel resources to the world’s top scientific minds—cutting red tape and encouraging collaboration to speed breakthroughs.

As a champion for increased government and private support, PCF has helped build a global research enterprise of nearly $10 billion. Through the generous contributions of our donors, we have funded more than 2,000 programs at more than 200 research centers in 18 countries.

For more than 16 million men and their families fighting prostate cancer globally, PCF is a primary source for new standard-of-care and research information. We connect patients, loved ones, care providers and scientists to critical updates, the latest developments, best practices and news from the treatment pipeline.

Many important discoveries in the fight against prostate cancer since 1993 resulted from PCF funding or coordination—including the development of new medications, gene therapy approaches and the development of vaccines that may soon work with the body’s immune system to kill prostate cancer cells.

Donate

Tax Deductible for United States of America Residents

Everest has always been a magnet for kooks, publicity seekers, hopeless romantics and others with a shaky hold on reality.

-- Jon Krakauer --