Intrepid cricketers to wield the willow on the roof of the world
The story says it is an 11 day walk in - but why not drive
It would be difficult to find someone who would classify cricket as an extreme sport, but an adventurous group of cricketers are taking the game to extremes with an attempt to play a match in the shadows of Mount Everest.
An England-based group will head to Everest base camp in April to play what they hope will be recorded as the highest-ever official sports match, raising money for charity along the way.
The idea came to Richard Kirtley-Wright two years ago when he was trekking towards Everest and noticed a group of hikers having a hit of cricket on a plateau known as Gorak Shep, around a kilometre from base camp.