Nov. 8: The Big Climb Nepal 2022, an 11-day trekking to Everest Base Camp (5,300m) through the Sagarmatha National Park, has begun today.
It planned to raise awareness about the challenges faced by mountain communities. It will also highlight the United Nations Year of Sustainable Mountain Development.
The expedition is joined by Tim Challen, Founder of The Big Climb, Michael Croft, UNESCO Representative to Nepal, Nepali champion trail runner Mira Rai, UNESCO colleagues from the Nepal Office, and representatives from the private and public sectors.
According to Michael, “After being shot and injured during an armed robbery in Nairobi, I have been leading young women and men to mountain summits so that they may become agents of positive change in their communities.” Tim said, “I have had the privilege of climbing Mount Everest 9 times, and other 8000 meter summits more than 14 times during my career.”