Everest basecamp trek raises thousands for EIC
Published: 1 November 2019 - Carly Wills
Two Rexel employees have returned home after completing a challenging trek to Everest base camp, raising an amazing £13,870 for the Electrical Industry Charity (EIC).
The two adventurers Kate Adamczyk, head of branch marketing at Rexel, and Rachel Griffiths, head of C&I, set off from the UK alongside 11 other explorers in late September. And the group successfully reached 17,500ft high basecamp on 10 October. The group undertaking the 80-mile-long journey, decided to take on the challenge to raise money for the EIC – the official Rexel UK charity.
The group were also one of only three to complete the gruelling 22-mile Gorakshep to Namche leg, which took them 12 and a half hours to complete.
Adamczyk said the experience was the best of her life: “Rachel and I took on this challenge as a way to test our minds, bodies and willpower, while raising much needed funds for the EIC and the incredible work they do for our industry. Our aim was to reach £10,000 between us but we have been overwhelmed by the support as we are now nearly at £14,000.”
Although the Everest challenge has now been completed, fundraising will continue to the end of the year in hopes of securing further funds for the EIC.