Meet the Team

TA is from Newfoundland Canada. She is a university professor of outdoor recreation. This is her ninth trip to Nepal and she is taking a smurf and a donut to the top of Everest. She has 20 schools in Canada and the US following her on the climb.

Ade is from Cornwall, England and has known Hugo since they were on an expedition to Pumori together in 2008. This is his fourth trip to the Himalayas. Ade also has two cats and a tractor.

Amit is climbing to raise money for Cancer Research UK (please donate at his Just Giving site: He is from Leicester UK and is on his third attempt to climb Everest. He is also the proud father of three kids.

Bill is a restaurant guy. He runs three restaurants in South Glastonbury CT. He says he works too much and needs this trip to relax! In his free time at home, Bill also likes to race vintage America's Cup yachts.