NEVER one to shy away from an adventure, supergran Julie Phillips decided climbing Everest wasn’t quite enough - and decided to scale a second mountain on her charity trip to Nepal.
It’s not the first time Julie, 42, who has worked at Salterlee School, Shibden for 17 years, has taken on a mammoth challenge.
Her latest adventure was to trek to the base camp of Everest, the world’s highest mountain at the end of March.
“It was absolutely outstanding. I just can’t explain it,” said Julie.
While she was there, organisers suggested she try to tackle Kala Patthar - adding another 5,545ft climb to her trek. “They decided I was fit and healthy enough so I went for it,” she said.
Staff, pupils and families at the school have all given Julie their backing and her total already stands at almost £2,000 - all for Help 4 Heroes.
Pupils have held cake sales and sponsored silences to help Julie on her way.
After returning from her inspirational trip in mid-April, she is now hard at work on her next fund-raising push.
She has organised a “It’s a Knockout” day at Ovenden Rugby Club on May 15.
There is still space for teams of 10 to take part - if you’re quick!
As well as the inflatable obstacle course, entertainment, food and a tombola will also be available.
Julie will continue her adventures with a 100km trek for Oxfam in June and said she would “definitely” return to Everest if the opportunity arose.
For more details call Julie on 01422 251948.
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