Nick Bartello, Director of Proici Associates Ltd, recently embarked on the trip of a lifetime to Mount Everest. Proici Associates Ltd have been an EMC Tiles customer for many years, and we were delighted to be able to support Nick on his amazing adventure, fundraising for When you wish upon a Star.
On 23rd November, he flew into Lukla Airport (on the side of Everest) from Kathmandu before embarking on an epic 19 day trek to Base Camp at an altitude of 17,650ft. Nick also travelled over the Chola Pass glacier and took in the peaks at Kala Patter (18,519ft) & Gokyo Ri to view the stunning sacred glacier fed lake in Gokyo en-route.
Detailing his adventure, Nick said it was very tough not just physically, but mentally too. With “15 consecutive eight hour days of trekking, extremely cold conditions (minus 10 indoors at night, minus 30 outside above 4500m), no heating or electricity after 6pm (when solar power died), a sickness bug, very little sleep, loss of appetite and the effects of high altitude (difficulty breathing) all took its toll on me – lost about 1.5 stones in the process.”
Nick self-funded the trip, and raised £4,785, of which 100% of the money raised will go to When you wish upon a Star. This is a wonderful Nottingham based charity that has made dreams come true for thousands of terminally & critically ill children aged 2-16 since 1990.
We’d like to congratulate Nick on his massive achievement and we can’t wait to see what his next adventure will be!