name: tony frobisher, age 43 (and a half)
bio: english language teacher (in his spare time). most of my time is spent looking after twin girls (who will be 6 in april) louisa and milla. milla has cerebral palsy. any other time is devoted to fundraising and flogging my body in physical challenges, to the point of collapse.
THE EVEREST TREK
the trek was an unforgettable experience for many reasons. the scenery was constantly stunning, the trekking physically exhausting, the cold - ridiculous, penetrating and relentless. the friendships i made on the trek were amazing and the group was fantastic; always supporting each other and always laughing when the going got really tough.
the shared experience of trekking in the worst storm in the khumbu region for decades was exhilarating, frightening and memorable. the fact everyone emerged unscathed is down to good fortune, but the brilliant leadership from emma jack (trek leader) and tenzing (head trek guide).
but most important was the reason we were undertaking the challenge; to raise much needed funds to help scope continue their excellent work supporting people with all forms of disability and in particular, cerebral palsy.
to stand on the summit of kala pathar and to see everest was the realisation of a long held ambition. to be able to be part of a group who raised over £40,000 in support of scope, to help people like my daughter, was the real achievement for me.
from milla and from me, a huge thank you to all the yak hunters. it was an incredible.
BE PART OF IT
please send your photos, a short bio about yourself, and any stories you may have from your trek to email@example.com
SINCE 2007 I HAVE:
- cycled & ran 250 miles from worcester to liverpool and back (2007)
- climbed kilimanjaro (together with john shaw and giles conlon, who were on the everest trek) with scope (2009)
- cycled 250 miles from worcester to london and back (2010)
- cycled 450 miles in 6 days from worcester to dublin and back (2011)
- become a yak-hunter on the scope everest trek, summiting kala pathar (2012)
due to creaking, moaning, extremely painful knees, the physical challenges are now on hold. the next project is a charity cookbook for milla, raising money on behalf of the make-a-wish foundation and scope.