Trekking it is not just a great way to raise funds for our projects but trekking gives us a break from our ordinary everyday life and a chance to reconnect with nature and ourselves.
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We will be embarking (May 10, 2024) on another challenging hike, this time the goal is to plant our flag on top Everest Base Camp once again.
This trek is totally different than any other we have done. This time our trek is being led by Remy Kloos, the first South African to summit Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse back to back, and the first South African woman to summit Mt Lhotse.
"Join us on a transformative journey to Everest Base Camp, where the grandeur of the Himalayas is more than a mere backdrop; it's a living entity that will touch your soul and awaken your senses. Together, we'll embrace the magic of these mountains, breathe in the powerful energy that courses through their veins, and become part of the timeless tale that the Himalayas whisper to those who listen." - Remy Kloos
We are doing this to raise funds for the Umatter PROGRAMME!
Here is all the information you need to join us on this incredible adventure to Everest Base Camp, guided by none other than Everest summiteer, Remy Kloos. Picture yourself walking in the footsteps of someone who has conquered the world's highest peak. You'll have the chance to hear her inspiring tales of courage, resilience, endurance, and unwavering determination. Hurry, as there only 8 spaces remaining for this epic journey !
A sign-up fee of $25.00 is donated on our website (use your email as a reference). Once registered, you will receive a link to join. Our fundraising target is $300 pp. Run, walk, cycle... 60km in 8 days. We will take you through the most beautiful breathtaking scenery in the world. Take on this challenge to help burn survivors in South Africa.
Each year we choose different projects to fund and for 2019 we decided to trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro to raise funds for our second Lumenis Ultra Pulse CO2 Laser Machine, to be donated in Johannesburg to help children with their scars and also to keep funding the U-matter program.
The 15 members of the team representing the Avela Foundation are back in South Africa after a challenging yet extremely rewarding trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC). “All our hard work and preparation paid off”, says Cami Palomo, founder of Avela Foundation that helps children with serious burn injuries on their emotional and physical road to recovery.