UPDATE: Tony Hunt has landed safely in the UK.
Excellent news to hear that Tony Hunt has landed safely in the UK and is currently driving home from London.
It's great to know he's back from such a terrifying adventure. More photos will be posted in due course.
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UPDATE: Flight back on May 5th as planned.
"Fly back on 5th May as planned. Earlier flights in demand and others are in more need. Another 5.0 magnitude aftershock last night and I slept through it!!"
UPDATE: Both have reached the airport now and are fit and well.
Tony and Natalie have reached Lukla airport . They are waiting for a flight to Khatmandu but Lukla is clouded in so maybe no flights at all. But they are both fit and well.
UPDATE: Tony Hunt and partner Natalie Jenkins, making their way to the airport.
Tony Hunt has contacted Kitsons again today with another update on his safety and location:
"Still got to get out of here and Kathmandu is falling apart! Just seeing the scale of this thing. It was 7.9. Didn't even know what it was until our buidling started collapsing. Have some amazing stories and friends here. Life changing event that's for sure."
UPDATE: Tony Hunt and partner Natalie Jenkins, "safe and well" after devastating earthquake.
Kitsons Partner Tony Hunt has made brief contact with us this morning to reassure everyone that both he and Natalie Jenkins, are "safe and well" following the huge earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday.
The pair are making their way up to the Mount Everest Base Camp, via the Nepal side, and their current location is a day or so away from Lukla. They have no idea of return plans yet.
We wish them well.
Further details have been published on The Plymouth Herald's website: http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Plymouth-solicitor-trekking-Nepal-safe/story-26392695-detail/story.html
Please visit back for more updates.
UPDATE: Kitsons Partner, Tony Hunt, is currently making his way up to the Mount Everest Base Camp, via the Nepal side. Amazing to think that as we sit at our comfortable desks, Tony is fighting the cold and the endless climb as he edges closer to his goal.
Updates of Tony's walk and views will be on this blog post, so please check back to see his incredible progress.
So far Tony has rasied a fantastic £1,654.55 - of which every penny goes to The Chestnut Appeal.
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A Partner at Plymouth law firm Kitsons is facing the challenge of a lifetime when he will swap South Devon for the steep climbs of Nepal to take part in an expedition to walk to Everest Base Camp in aid of The Chestnut Appeal.
On April 16th 2015, family lawyer Tony Hunt will tackle the gruelling 130km climb to 5,500 metres above sea level across uneven terrain in challenging weather conditions. The 14-day trek will see Tony walk through some of the highest villages on earth and experience night temperatures of -15 degrees Celsius, accompanied by strong winds and snowy ground.
The Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer was founded in 1999 at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and is the only local prostate cancer charity with all donations staying in the area to help men and their families with prostate cancer. They have already funded 6 prostate cancer nurse specialists’ in the region as well as bringing state of the art equipment & new treatments to the area.
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men yet alarmingly less than 20% of men know where their prostate gland is let alone what it does. Men’s Health suffers from an imbalance with regard to education and awareness and it’s their mission to highlight this most common cancer in men. The charity wants more men talking about their health and taking action when they feel like something could be wrong.
Tony Hunt, Partner at Kitsons said: “Why? Because it’s there and it has always been on my list of things to do – it’s a bucket list thing! It’s going to be a challenge but I’ve been training hard and I’m really looking forward to it. At Kitsons we are very keen to support good causes and I am delighted to be taking on this challenge to raise money for the excellent Chestnut Appeal.”
Lesley-Ann Simpson, Director at The Chestnut Appeal said: “Tony has set himself an amazing challenge that will not only raise some funds for this much needed charity, but I’m also sure his actions will act as inspiration to others. We are very grateful for his support and as a charity we will be supporting him every step of the way – to walk to Everest Base Camp is no easy task and for that we salute him.”
Donations can be made via www.justgiving.com/KitsonsLLP or at one of Kitsons’ offices (Langage Business Park, Plymouth, Edginswell Park, Torquay or The Forum, Exeter).
Ranked as a regional heavyweight in Chambers & Partners Legal Directory, Kitsons has 14 partners and 85 staff in total across its three offices in Plymouth, Torquay and Exeter.