“When you wake up in Bangkok and go to bed in Kathmandu – you know you’ve just started a great adventure,” stated Rotarian Paul Roger as he commenced the 2018 ShelterBox fundraising trek in Nepal.
The ShelterBox Nepal Trek was organised by Inspired Adventure on behalf of ShelterBox Australia. Nine fundraising trekkers signed up to do the two-week adventure challenge.
The group was joined by an Inspired Adventures leader and a local guide and porters for the group journey to Kathmandu. After a day of acclimatising the group went to Pokhara where they started a 6-day trek in the Annapurna range.
None had met before but everyone had trained in their own way for the challenge. The walk invoked a lot of ascending and descending and sleeping in local tea houses and guest houses with each sharing the role of carrying the ShelterBox.
Everyone completed the trek despite the additional challenge of some very wet days and many leech attacks!
Paul is a highly regarded Rotarian who has held many positions at club and district level. He was with the Rotary Club of Jerrabomberra in District 9710 and recently moved to Queensland.
He trained in the area around Canberra and did a number of treks including ascending Mount Kosciusko on foot from Thredbo. He completed his final preparation around Brisbane after moving.
As a supporter of Rotary Health and Rotary Fitness, Paul ensured he wore his Rotary Fitness shirt while on this personal challenge, confirming his fitness as well as his ability to raise funds for a great and very worthy cause.
Well done Paul.