Ingram Micro UK’s financial director Tony McMurray (pictured right, with mountaineer Ellis Stewart, left) has survived the recent avalanche, which hit Mount Everest last week.
He was celebrating 10 years of fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society with a hike to Everest Base Camp.
So far McMurray has raised £4,877.19 in aid of the charity, and managed to finish his trek up the mountain before the earthquake struck in Nepal, causing the avalanche.
McMurray had already started his journey back to Lukla when the earthquake hit on Saturday 25th April, where he got a flight to Kathmandu. He’s given away all his equipment and spare clothing to the earthquake aid appeal.
On his fundraising page, McMurray said: “In celebration of this anniversary I am aiming to fulfil a lifetime ambition of setting eyes on the highest mountain in the world.
“My 19-day trek to Everest Base Camp will involve exposure to high altitudes and daily treks of between five and 20 miles.”
McMurray is hoping to reach his target of £5,000 for the charity, and has almost done so. If you would like to donate to the cause, you can visit his fundraising page here.