Spectrum’s Linda treks to Everest

Spectrum’s Chief Executive, Dr Linda Harris, is setting off on a 12-day trekking adventure in April to Mount Everest Base Camp, to raise funds for our charity, Spectrum People.

The strenuous 120km journey will take Linda and her family deep into the beautiful Himalayan landscape, hiking through mountainside villages and ancient monasteries on the way to the foot of the famous peak. After flying out to Kathmandu, Linda’s adventure will begin in the mountain town of Lukla. From there, she will trek across 14 sites to reach the base camp, taking in spectacular scenery in the Sherpa villages before climbing along the icy glaciers of the Lobuche mountain.

The trek to Everest Base camp is one of the most famous hiking trails in the world, undertaken by 40,000 keen adventurers each year. At 5,545 metres, the base camp lies at a higher altitude than many of the world’s highest mountains.

Support Linda’s Challenge

All the funds raised from Linda’s Everest trip will go to support Spectrum People, our charity that provides volunteering and meaningful activities for vulnerable people across the Wakefield District. Over 940 people have engaged with the charity in over 10,000 interactions in the last two years. But we need your help to  keep this level of engagement going.

Many of the vulnerable people supported by the charity have become isolated from communities due to several issues, including homelessness, addiction issues and offending behaviour. Follow Linda’s trip on our social media channels and you can also donate via our campaign page: or directly at JustGiving:

Good luck Linda!