Trio of Barrie teens nervous, excited for hike to Mount Everest

Elias and Claire Coleshill, along with their mother, Deb Bobechko, will join Sophie and Bernard Firanski later this month to hike 165 kilometres over the course of about 12 days to Mount Everest Base Camp, a journey that will see them reach an elevation of 17,586 feet.

The teens are using their 11-day, 165-km adventure to try to raise money to create a youth-centric Out of the Cold space within Youth Haven’s new shelter, the construction of which is set to begin in the summer. One way to raise money, they pointed out, has been through an online auction hosted by Elias’s boss at the Red Barn Event Centre. Money raised through the auction will be donated to the downtown Barrie youth shelter.

Claire Coleshill, 14, Sophie Firanski, 18, and Elias Coleshill, 16, will join their parents to hike to the base camp of Mount Everest later this month. | Nikki Cole/BarrieToday

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