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Successful send-off for Mount Everest trekkers from CQ

Mt Everest trekkers Will Nuss, Travis Cazaly, Jack Duncan, Len Richards hit the pavement as part of the Vector Health boot camp that was held for the community on March 29 2015.
Mt Everest trekkers Will Nuss, Travis Cazaly, Jack Duncan, Len Richards hit the pavement as part of the Vector Health boot camp that was held for the community on March 29 2015. Contributed

THE FOUR Central Queensland Everest trekkers will be counting down the days until they board a plane to Nepal to climb to Mt Everest Base Camp.

For the last three months the four teens and their trek leader CQ Hospital and Health Service CEO Len Richards have been preparing for the two-week trek.

They hit the pavement for the last time yesterday in a boot camp hosted by Vector Health at the CQ Everest Trek family and community day.

Mr Richards said yesterday's community day was a great success and a nice send-off to the trekkers.

"We had about 20 people participate in the boot camp yesterday," he said.

"There was a range of exercises the trekkers and members of the public participated in and there was lots of enthusiasm, it was great.

"There's been a lot of positive support and over the period of time we've received significant donations, which shows the community is really behind the idea of making CQ a healthier place."

"It's all about trying to create a bigger aspiration in the younger generation and these four teens are health ambassadors for their local communities."

Mr Richards and the four teens leave Sunday, April 5.

Visit cqhealthhub.qld.gov.au/everest-trek to follow their journey.

Topics:  cqhhs everest trek



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