Trek to Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

Trek to Everest Base Camp in aid of the Durham 2021 Festival

A father and son from Westoe Lodge No. 4750, based in South Shields, are taking part in an experience of a lifetime. In October 2016 they are to fulfill an ambition that has been on their mins for some time. The start of the Durham 2021 festival was the opportunity to raise funds and complete their ambition.

W Bro Duncan Turnbull PPJGW an his son Steven, who is now a Master Mason having completed his final steps in April 2016 within the Lodge was Initiated in 2015, are embarking on the trip to the Himalayas, trekking three high passes and ascending three walking peaks as part of their ultimate aim of achieving Mount Everest base camp. All of the passes and peaks are between 5388 meters and 5550 meters above sea level.

W Bro Duncan, only three years ago, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro raising £3500.00 in sponsorship for the Children’s Charity “Children Today”

On this occasion Duncan & Steven, having already paid for the trip, have agreed that every penny in sponsorship that they raise will go towards the Durham 2021 Festival for the RMTGB.

This incredible effort and commitment is to be congratulated and they ask if you would consider sponsoring them as generously as you can. This incredible effort and commitment is to be congratulated and they ask if you would consider sponsoring them as generously as you can.

For details of sponsorship please contact Ian Turnbull by email in the first instance: