Tunde Kabodi climbs 6,000 metres for Kingston Hospital


Dental nurse Tune Kabodi who spent much of March climbing Mera Peak in the Himalayas, safely returned to the UK on 09 April, having had to wait in Kathmandu for a flight home. 

Tunde who works in the Oral Services Department at Kingston Hospital spent between four and nine hours a day walking. Unexpected altitude sickness symptoms and bad weather meant that Tunde didn’t quite reach the summit at 6,476 metres above sea level.  However, reaching 6,000 metres meant she was still able to enjoy mind blowing views!  

Tunde explained,

Climbing Mera Peak was an amazing experience.  It was also one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. Mount Kilimanjaro was a walk in the park compared to the Mera Peak climb.”

Tunde has so far raised approximately £1,500 to enhance the patient treatment rooms in the hospital’s Princess Alexandra Wing.

If anyone would like to support Tunde’s fundraising efforts, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tundesmerapeakclimb