Maj Lloyd Morgan QM & Maj Rebecca Pogson-Hughes-Emanuel MBE will be heading off to take on the 18 day Expedition (15 days total trek time) to complete 3 peaks, 3 high passes and reach Everest Base Camp in aid of Hire a Hero.  They are doing this entirely unsupported, carrying all their own equipment required for the duration of the trek.

Both Lloyd and Rebecca have their own reasons for completing this challenge for Hire a Hero see their reasons below: 

Having commissioned from Regimental Sergeant Major in the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers, I am now a Late Entry Major and have served nearly 30 years. I have been involved with the charity over the last two years and have seen how important this charity is to service leavers and veterans to assist them transitioning from Military life to the civilian world. I have completed several charity events for Hire a Hero, but this one will be my biggest trial yet.

I am going to embark on another challenge to raise valuable funds for Hire a Hero.

As an ex soldier, now commissioned as a Major in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers I have met my fair share of service leavers and seen how challenging it can be to transition to our next career after military service. It is daunting and can be one of the hardest things a service leaver can face. Within the services we provide support and advice to service leavers but we are not specialists and do not have the network best suited to truly help.....this is where Hire a Hero come into the picture.

I have had an awareness of this charity over the last two years and have seen how helpful it is to service leavers and veterans so felt compelled to do my part to both raise awareness of Hire a Hero to my fellow service persons and veterans and try to raise crucial funding. So here comes another one of my daft challenges.........


Trek Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu airport
Trek Day 2: Early morning flight to Lukla (2880m), then trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m) - long day
Trek Day 3: Acclimatisation climbs in and around Namche Bazaar
Trek Day 4: Trek to Pangboche (3985m) - long day
Trek Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4350m)
Trek Day 6: Trek to Chukhung (4730m) and climb Chukhung Ri (5550m) - very demanding climb
Trek Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4920m) going over high pass: Kongma La (5535m) - hardest day yet
Trek Day 8: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140m) then trek to Everest Base Camp (5400m) and back to Gorak Shep - no water beyond Lobuche so must carry enough for 2 days on person
Trek Day 9: 0400hrs climb Kala Pattar (5550m), then trek back to Lobuche (4920m)
Trek Day 10: Trek to Dzongla (4830m)
Trek Day 11: Trek to Dragnag (4700m), going over high pass: Cho La (5420m) - most challenging and technical day
Trek Day 12: Option 1 Trek to Gokyo (4790m) and climb Gokyo Ri (5480m).
Trek Day 13: Trek to Lungden
Trek Day 14: Trek to Thame (3820m)
Trek Day 15: Trek to Lukla (2880m) and hope to fly back to Kathmandu

Lloyd & Rebecca are receiving some well deserved publicity surrounding the event, they have been featured in the British Army's very own, Solider Magazine you can see the publication below: 

If you would like to support Lloyd & Becky in their challenge please visit their fundraising pages for more information and to make a donation. 

Lloyd's Fundraising Page 

Rebecca's Fundraising Page