From 12 November - 04 December of 2016, I will be trekking the Three Passes of the Everest Region of Nepal in the Himalayas (with the estimable Darby Suzan Kimball).
This is a pretty significant physical challenge, necessitating training madness like climbing 400 flights of stairs at a time with eight sacks of flour on my back. In exchange for this masochism, I'm asking friends and loved ones to chip in a couple of bucks/quid to help provide health care, education, and a safe environment for the children of Nepal - one of the poorest countries in the world, further devastated by last year's earthquake, which left hundreds of thousands homeless.
Nepal Youth Foundation, parent of NYF UK, has received nine consecutive four-star ratings, the highest possible, from Charity Navigator. Thanks a ton in advance!
Update: And, for what it's worth, here's me gearing up to climb a couple hundred flights of stairs with eight sacks of flour (12kg) on my back.
You probably don't want to see the after shot… 8^)