Daz Baldwin, fundraising for YoungMinds by hiking to Everest Basecamp.

Everest Hiker - he/him Daz Baldwin

Daz's fundraising journey

Daz Baldwin, fundraising for YoungMinds by hiking to Everest Basecamp.

On 25 March 2022, Daz Baldwin flew out to Nepal and took on a 17-day trek to Everest Basecamp and then on up to Kala Patthar, which sits at an altitude of 5,650m.

He decided to match his fundraising target with the altitude of Kala Patthar, so aims to raise an amazing £5,650.

Why are you fundraising for us?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always approached life with the idea of ‘how hard can it be’ and ‘I could probably do that!’.

Despite all the challenges I’ve faced, especially with my mental health, these thoughts have always been in the back of my mind and have ultimately helped me overcome the tough times.

So by taking on the challenge to trek to Everest Base Camp, I want to share the idea that all of us can really do and achieve anything we want in life, despite what others say, or what we may even think ourselves.

Read Daz's story

Meet more of our fundraisers

The YoungMinds fundraising team cheering with their hands in the air at the marathon. They are wearing YoungMinds t-shirts and have YoungMinds banners.

Looking for your next challenge?

Whether you want to climb a mountain, hold a car boot sale, run a marathon or organise a quiz night, there are so many ways to raise funds for us.

However you choose to fundraise, our events team will support you the whole way.

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