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The final trek took the IKCA team through the moraines of the worlds deepest glacier, Khumbu, and onto Gorak Shep surrounded by looming, snow capped mountains … reports Asian Lite News.

 by . Team IKCA (Imran Khan Cancer Appeal) rose hours before the sun at the tiny Nepalese village of Luboche, for the final push to Everest Base Camp. The group had been on the road for a week, weathering the harshest conditions any of them had ever experienced till then, through the breath-taking Himalayan wilderness.

The final trek took them through the moraines of the worlds deepest glacier, Khumbu, and onto Gorak Shep surrounded by looming, snow capped mountains. By the time they reached their destination, the rising sun had set the peaks of the world’s tallest mountain alight in the most magnificent golden hues.

Out of the brave volunteers who took part in IKCA’s Everest Base Camp Challenge, two fell ill with altitude sickness and were airlifted back to receive emergency medical aid, just before reaching base camp. Out of the 10 members who did make it, two others fell ill shortly after reaching their destination. They too were airlifted back to safety. The rest of Team IKCA now have a long and dangerous journey back home to their families.

Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (UK) is looking for your donations to cheer them on and raise their spirits. Your support will bring hope of recovery to cancer patients in Pakistan who are unable to afford treatment. For more details visit www.ikca.org.uk or contact visit info@ikca.co.uk