Everest Base Camp Challenge - John Dooley.

By John Dooley - Everest Base Camp Trek. 10th - 24th November 2017

The Why:

There is no such thing as an un-wounded soldier !  As a member of Australia's armed forces you do not have to have been involved in direct combat situations to suffer with PTSD. PTSD has claimed more service personnel lives than any conflict or campaign Australia has been involved in since 1999. The road to recovery for a PTSD sufferer is long and costly.  Please make a donation and help our service personnel and their family's return to happy productive lives. Our service personnel enlist today knowing full well that they will be deployed into troubled and conflicted countries overseas, putting themselves at risk.  Yet they still enlist !


The Challenge.

I will be trekking from Lukla in Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp (Gorekshep) a total return trip of 106 Kilometres over a 14 day period.  Days 4 and 7 are acclimatisation days where we will be resting at altitude. Trekking up to an altitude of 17,598 Feet there is up to 40% less oxygen available and altitude sickness may pose a threat without acclimatization stops. During the month of November the temperature typically may get down to -17C as this is the winter period, however this offers the clearest and best views of the Himalayas. During the trek I will be posting videos and pictures so you can follow my progress.

Maybe its time to give something back !


Thank you.

John Dooley.




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Great Cause Good Luck Mate.
Allan Renton 2017-10-16 11:46:31
This is a wonderful thing you are doing John and I am happy to support you. Good luck! Annette
Annette SILLIS 2017-10-12 08:50:39
Great Cause Good Luck.
Patrons - Canberra Irish Club Bar Collection. 2017-09-12 14:51:43
Good Luck John Great Cause.
Eric Combe 2017-08-15 12:50:57
Good Luck John.
Ray Bible 2017-08-11 15:14:34
It 's time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever the one who recognises the challenges and does something about it. Good on you Johnny we r all cheering you on! Can 't take credit for the inspiring words LOL Vince Lombardi
Donna riordan 2017-07-31 10:40:52
Woden Blues AFC Happy to Support John in this fantastic effort. Remember to turn around at base camp mate !!
Woden Blues AFC 2017-07-26 16:24:48
On behalf of my dear Dad LtCol Peter Jarratt, RAAC ret 'd and other AATTV veterans.
Mark Jarratt 2017-07-23 10:09:31
Good work Johnno. Always happy to help out the soldiers, and also your good work here. Thanks Lib
Libby Henderson-Kelly 2017-07-12 17:32:33
Great to step up to this cause John, best of luck!
Alex Strydom 2017-07-12 10:12:41
Good luck mate for the great cause! Hope you will be able to achieve your goal. Cheers! Prasad
Prasad Waduge 2017-06-16 12:44:20
paul lewis 2017-05-29 08:49:17
Create Cause, Good Luck
Craig Walsh 2017-05-16 12:45:27
More power to you on your excellent support for this public spirited initiative Trooper Dooley.
Mark Jarratt 2017-05-12 13:36:43
Well done, John!
Alice Tian 2017-05-12 11:26:48
What a great thing to do
Paul Huby 2017-05-10 09:08:53
Proud of you x
Helen Thomas 2017-05-09 21:52:13
Good Luck mate...
Josh Duncan 2017-05-09 14:46:36
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