A COUPLE from Huddersfield braved altitude sickness and plunging temperatures to visit the roof of the world.
Carol Connor and Stephen O'Connor, of Kirkheaton, raised £600 for the Cancer Research charity by hiking to Mount Everest's base camp in Nepal.
They walked 120 miles in 14 days, from a remote airstrip to the foot of the Himalayan giant. At one point they climbed to 18,000ft.
Night-time temperatures in their tent dropped to minus 10°C.
"Our feelings at that precise moment when we reached base camp were: "What the hell are we doing, this is supposed to be fun!" said Carol, 37, who works at Syngenta. The firm gave £200 to her charity bid.
Carol's mother, Jean, died three years ago of bowel cancer.
"We were totally exhausted," said Carol. "We had never done anything as hard in our whole lives."
She and Stephen, 35, spend most weekends walking in Wales or the Lake District.