Women’s bid to be youngest climber ever
Bonita Norris, 22, from Wokingham hopes to climb to the summit of the world's most famous mountain in May. She says that she has never climbed before.
She is auctioning three flags which will have the highest bidders’ name or personal message, from next Sunday. She will then take these three flags with her.
Ms Norris told the Maidenhead Advertiser “Eighteen months ago I decided I wanted to climb Mount Everest, mad? Maybe, but I am totally committed”
Her family’s response was “You have never climbed before; why of all things do you choose to climb the highest mountain in the world?”
Despite all of this, the media graduate said that they have been “incredibly supportive”.
Ms Norris has recently shown her determination and dedication by climbing Mount Manaslu in Nepal four months ago.
Ms Norris will be climbing Mount Everest to raise money for Global Angels. This is an international foundation championing the causes of children around the world which is aimed at empowering them and their communities.
Welsh climber Tori James, 25, claimed the title in May 2007.
The first of the three flag auctions will be held on Sunday.
By Emma, Zaynab and Laura