Six Qualified Air Cadet Junior Leaders (QJL's) left Heathrow for Kathmandu on 3rd November, their destination Everest Base Camp at an altitude of more than 18,000 feet.
Cadets Stephanie Hardy, Bridget Mills, Tim Reynolds, Keith Carcary, David Grant and Jack Davies were selected for this once in a lifetime expedition, based on the quality of their applications for the trip and their performance on Air Cadet Junior Leaders Course XV.
Not for the faint-hearted, the Air Cadets Junior Leaders Course is physically demanding and requires real commitment and determination. The course, which runs from September to Easter, involves nine weekend training camps and an assessment week. The course culminates in the award of a Level Two Certificate in Team Leadership from the Institute of Leadership and Management. This is the toughest but most rewarding of the Air Cadets leadership courses – any Cadet that makes it through has the makings of a very successful leader.
Team JTYAF Everest Base Camp Trek will need courage, commitment and determination to complete their challenge, as in these harsh conditions temperatures can fall as low as -12. They will be pushing themselves to the limit both physically and mentally which will give them the chance to explore their true potential in this unique environment. The JTYAF is delighted to support this fantastic opportunity and we wish the QJL's all the very best for a safe and successful expedition. Follow their progress on FaceBook or check out their blog.