31/01/2009

Why Mount Everest?

Mount Everest and Nuptse from Kala PattharImage via Wikipedia
A set of amateur cricketers are to undertake a nine-day trek to Everest base camp next month, before setting up a full-sized cricket pitch on the plateau of Gorak Shep and playing a match at 5,165 meters (17,000ft).

Though it is a blatant attempt to get into the Guinness Book of Records, the cricketers hope to raise £250,000 for the Lord's Taverners, which provides disabled and disadvantaged young people opportunities to participate in sport, and the Himalayan Trust UK.

The report reminds this blogger of his childhood, when due to lack of open spaces, he finally ended up playing cricket in some of deserted quarries atop the Tirusoolam (near Minambakkam airport) hills.


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1 Comments:

Blogger Ravindran said...

somebody may drop off the hills trying to take a skier away from the third umpire.

31/01/2009, 20:03  

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