In the past few days, the team has given out more than 100kg (220 pounds), to a no doubt appreciative and happy group in BC. Many of the climbers were stranded there this weekend thanks to the first bad weather of the season, I’m sure they were happy to take part in the “Highest Chocolate Tasting” ever, courtesy of trek sponsor Acticoa.
While the project seems to have been a lot of fun for the three young men involved, Louis-Philippe Loncke, Joseph de Mahieu and Norbert Eggermont, it is all for a good cause. They’re hoping to raise funds and awareness for a mobile medical clinic, which is much needed in Nepal, where good, quality medical care is still rare, especially in the countryside.
It seems like Louis-Philippe could have used the clinic himself, as according to the blog, he was feeling under the weather the past few days. They don’t go into details, and it’s likely to be a touch of altitude sickness, as they are at 17,500 feet after all. Thankfully his two teammates were there to help out and get the chocolate distributed, and the word is that Lou-Phi is feeling better now, and the team has set off for Kala Patar.
Great work guys, and congratulations on delivering the sweet stuff. I hope the fund raising is successful as well.
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