Walking the Himalayas for Autism

This is a blog post by one of our Senior Physiotherapists, Alex Conty

My name is Alex Conty, I work as a physiotherapist here at True Motion. 

Starting in March 2017, I will be walking the length of the Nepalese Himalayas to raise £100,000 for children affected by autism both in Nepal and the UK. 

During this expedition, I will be walking 1700km over 120 days via the high level route of the Great Himalaya Trail, the longest and highest trail in the world.

I fly out to Nepal on 6th March, spend time in Kathmandu from 7th-15th March, including celebrating Holi festival. On 15th March, I travel to Taplejung in the east of Nepal and from there I trek to reach Kanchenjunga base camp - which is where the real expedition begins! 

From there, I will cross two passes over 6000 meters and twenty more between 5000 and 6000 meters high, visiting ten regions en route, from the regularly trekked Everest and Annapurna to the remote areas of Dolpo and Makalu Barun.

My aims are to:

  • Raise £100,000 for children affected by autism in Nepal and the UK
  • Educate people along the way to recognise the signs of autism amongst Nepalese communities
  • Promote awareness of autism in Nepal and the UK

I’m honoured to have secured the support of Sir Ranulph Fiennes as patron of my charity expedition. But I’m relying on donations to meet my fundraising goal.

Please DONATE if you can and let’s change the life of many children in Nepal and the UK for the better.

Full details of my challenge on www.himalayasforautism.org.uk

Follow me and my adventure on the expedition Facebook page - Please LIKE, FOLLOW and SHARE if you wish to see updates, photos and videos of what is going to be an amazing adventure https://www.facebook.com/himalayasforautism/

Thank you very much for your help and for your generosity, together we can make a difference.

Alex Conty, Senior Physiotherapist, True Motion