NSL Chris Teesdale climbs Kala Patthar for MacMillan

Chris TChris Teesdale, Client Account Manager for NSL’s Care Services operation in Derbyshire, recently climbed the Himalayan Kala Patthar, raising over £1500 for Macmillan Cancer research.

Chris set himself the challenge of flying the NSL Care Services flag on top of the mountain, with Mount Everest in the background. Kala Patthar stands at 18,500 feet above sea level and is five times taller than Ben Nevis. Chris started his trek at 5:30am and reached the peak of Kala Patthar in approximately twenty four hours.  It takes up to ten days to travel from England to the Himalayas mountain range in South Asia.   

This is not the first time that Chris has completed hefty challenges for charity. A couple of years ago Chris and some of his colleagues completed the national three peaks in less than twenty four hours and raised thousands for charity. The three peaks are Ben Nevis (Scotland), Snowdon (Wales), and Scatell Pike (England).

Chris has also led two charity events over the last year around Yorkshire three peaks, which includes climbing Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Chris is already planning his next challenge, which is set for South America in 2016.

Chris said: “We battled through the stormy night at 17,000ft on top of the Cho La pass, whilst waiting to meet other Ghurkhas to cut a passage through the snow. “It really did push us physically to our limits, but luck stayed with us and all was well. I would like to thank all those who sponsored me and for the donations, which have exceeded £1,500 for our MacMillan charity. It very much helped to keep me focused on this venture.”