Peter Noble from DUKINFIELD has just realised his life long ambition to scale the heights of the worlds highest mountain. Peter who is 61,had longed to visit Nepal and climb Everest ever since he was a schoolboy at Hyde Grammar school.
He said"the trek was an amazing experience and although we suffered from altitude sickness we made it to the Base Camp at 18,000 feet in good spririts". Peter travelled with two companions, Mike Redfern and Dave McDougall. To reach their goal in the alloted time they had tp trek between five and eight hours a day. Peter and his colleagues raised hundreds of pounds for the International Christian Charity orphanage in Columbia which takes in children whose parents have been killed by the local militia or government forces because of their christian beliefs.
The whole experience was described as "life changing" by Peter, and he "will never forget the wonderful people of Nepal who made everything possible".