Nepal Trek

October 9, 2019 / Community

Our very own trustee Ian Crighton is heading over to Nepal for his first Himalayan trek through the Annapurnas raising funds for the DFC in the Community Trust, so the Trust can deliver even more programmes throughout the City for everyone in our community. The 12 day itinerary will be extremely challenging , with Ian walking at an altitude of 13,550ft during the peak of his challenge. Throughout the trip, Ian will try to keep us updated throughout the week. Everyone associated to DFC in the Community Trust would like you to support Ian by sponsoring him. Every penny goes towards the Community Trust and help us fight for social justice and social inclusion. 

We have set up a JustGiving page for Ian – 

If you can’t support Ian financially, why don’t you join one of our programme that are coming up in the weeks and months ahead to improve your health and wellbeing and be part of the fun and make new friendships on our community programs. 


Here is Ian’s story; 

It is almost a year ago since I committed myself to a 12 day trek in the Himalayas. This was the start point of a walking and diet regime that will culminate in a visit to the base camp of Annapurna.

The trip has been a dream for a long time and paying for it has been the easiest part of my adventure.

I have been on a diet since January 19 and have lost 25 pounds to reach a weight of 11st 4lbs. The weight loss has been as a result of a change in eating habits and an increase in exercise.

All activities have been controlled and recorded using my FITBIT and other apps to record calories used and consumed.

I have been out most Tuesdays in the hills. My training peaked in the weeks have Ben those of August 24 when I’m one week I walked 198,000 steps and in the week ending June 15 when I recorded 190,000 steps.

I have walked over 20 Munro’s and two of Scotland’s classic passes Lairig Gru and Jocks Road.

I have endured rain snow fog thunder and lightning on my walks I have waded through streams in spate and snow covered boulder fields.

I have seen ptarmigan red deer reindeer, red squirrels, dotterel and arctic hares and soaring eagles.

What a pleasurable way to get active and lose weight.

The Training is over I am now carb loading and resting my legs before leaving for Nepal on October 19.

I would like your support by backing me on my trek for the benefit of DFC in the Community. Every penny donated will go to the charity and help them develop their exercise and health and social inclusion programmes to the benefit of our community.

For those who can’t support me financially then perhaps my example can inspire you in your effort to improve your health through diet and exercise. I am more than happy to share my experiences with anyone interested.





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