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Published: Thursday 17th of October
Cryer Baker continues to look for charitable causes to support, following our highly successful trek to Machu Picchu and various other events. Please get in contact if you have any exciting challenges you wish to discuss.
A big thank you to all our generous supporters. Your kind support will really make a difference for the patients and clients of St Michaels Hospice and not to mention the lasting legacy at the junior school in Peru where we all spent time helping build a new classroom. The children really value the chance of an education with some having to walk 5 hours every day to get to and from school and we are delighted to have been able to help in some way to improve their future.
The monies raised (currently £80K in total and rising) is already being spent on individuals facing some of the most difficult times of their lives at St Michaels Hospice. Because of you they can help control symptoms, give dignity, help them focus on life and treat people as individuals.
On arriving in Peru we acclimatised and then arrived at remote village to commence the school project
We worked for 2 days at the school completing the building of the foundations for a new school building. We camped in the village for 2 nights and were offered hospitality by the locals. At the end of the final day we were able to supply gifts and toys to all the children, some of whom walk for hours every day to receive an education
This was one of the children, very shy and wondering what was happening but very happy to receive her gifts before we left
This is a team photo with all of the children and the teachers having completed the building project
The next day the trek commenced, 4 days of walking 8 hours a day on difficult and dangerous terrain and camping each night, the first night temperatures dropped to -10, we had no bathroom, toilets, running water etc, had to really rough it
The views and the scenery were quite spectacular, team leader set a tough pace through the valley to the final ascent, the inclines were tough at high altitude and the ascents were challenging on the legs, during the trek we passed through jungle, saw coffee, banana and avocado trees. We were advised to chew coca leaves and to drink coca tea regularly
We reached our highest point of just over 15,000 feet beneath the mountain, Salkantay
On day 5 we reached Machu Picchu with aching legs which was a relief, Mark was shattered and struggled to break a smile
As you can see from the sheer height, the views from Machu Picchu were simply breathtaking