Everest Challenge for Sheffield Student

A Sheffield teenager is training and studying hard to complete an epic challenge.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 4:07 pm

Hamood Khan 19 of Sherwood Glen, Beauchief, is preparing for a trip to the base camp of Mount Everest.

The former Silverdale pupil, now a second year biomedical sciences student at Hallam University, will be taking on the challenge between November 11 and 27 with another 25 students and guides from all over the UK.

Hamood is aiming to raise £5,000 for the The Penny Appeal Charity, working in conjunction with Go-Challenge who will provide the ground support for the trek.

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A general view of signage near Mount Everest Base Camp as the Walking with the Wounded team arrive after a 10-day hike through the Himalayas. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 9, 2012. Martin Hewitt, Captain Francis Atkinson, Captain David Wiseman, Private Jaco van Gass and Karl Hinett will live at the site more than three miles (5km) above sea level for the next seven weeks before their assault on the summit. See PA story CHARITY Everest. Photo credit should read: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Penny Appeal is a charity which has more than 30 projects worldwide in crisis-ridden countries.

It provides medical aid, food, clothing ,water sanitation, shelter for abandoned homeless ,vulnerable families in countries suffering disease and famine.

“My motivation for signing up for this challenge is that my mother died due to illness when I was the age of 14.

“I can relate to the suffering caused by losing a loved one for any reason, but especially to famine and disease.”

Training walk

Hamood started fundraising three months ago and has already raised nearly £1,700 toward his target.

His preparation is going well so far he needs to be as fit as possible for this challenge of reaching 18,221 feet

“The scariest thing is altitude sickness,there is nowhere in the UK you can truly go for acclimatisation,” he commented.

“Besides that I’m very healthy, and am keeping fit. Endurance is always the main thing.

Hamood Khan

Hamood recently found out that, at 19, he is the youngest participant in the challenge, with most being in their mid to late 20s or older.

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime, I can’t wait, it’s going to be amazing “

Hamood will fly out to Nepal then on to Kathmandu.

To support Hamood’s charity trek go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Hamood-Khan

A hiker looks back down the Khumbu Valley, Nepal, where the Walking With The Wounded team are expected to begin their trek to Lobuche in the coming days. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 13, 2012. The Walking With The Wounded team relaxed at Mount Everest Base Camp today, ahead of a punishing acclimatizing regime on a nearby mountain. In the coming week they will trek back down the Khumbu Valley in the Himalayas and climb Lobuche (6,145m) twice in a matter of days. See PA story CHARITY Everest. Photo credit should read: David Cheskin/PA Wire

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