Newport woman spent Christmas Day at Everest base camp
1:10pm Thursday 3rd January 2013 in News
A FORMER Newport woman spent Christmas Day 2012 on the highest mountain in the world.
Nisha Harish, whose family live in Risca Road, set herself the challenge of trekking to Machu Picchu, scaling Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Mont Blanc in France, as well as climbing to Mount Everest base camp.
Along with a team of three others, Miss Harish, who is a management consultant, writer, and stand-up comedian, trekked for 11 days in December to reach base camp.
“We didn’t go to the summit because it costs around £50,000 and takes three months,” explained Miss Harish, who did a charity stand-up comedy night just days before she set off for Nepal.
“Each year I pick a number of themes and 2012 was mountains, music and experiences.
“I have a ‘seize the day’ attitude and going to Mount Everest is just something I wanted to do.”
In 2011 Miss Harish ran ten marathons in ten months for charity, including running across the Great Wall of China.
“I think this year I might have a bit of a rest,” she said.