MULLALOO surf lifesaver Jason Snell was part of the first group of people to climb Mt Everest since 2013.
Leaving Perth on March 29, he joined Hillarys resident Kevin Farebrother as part of the Adventures Global team that arrived at the summit about 6.45am on May 15.
The 50-year-old had embarked on the journey to help raise money for his friend and fellow Mullaloo surf lifesaver Mitch Cleary, who is living in a rehabilitation centre as he recovers from an unprovoked attack three years ago.
The Cleary family is hoping to bring their 26-year-old son home this year to avoid him going to a nursing home but their house needs to be equipped and modified.
Snell hopes to raise $50,000 to cover the cost of Mitch’s ongoing therapies.
So far he has raised almost $14,000.
Fundraising efforts will continue with a Moving Mountains for Mitch gala dinner on July 2, which will also celebrate Mr Snell’s safe return.
The formal event, at Novotel Perth Langley, will include pre- dinner canapés, a three-course meal and five-hour drinks package, with entertainment from DJ J-Smooth and comedian Daniel Delby, silent auctions and raffles.
Tickets are available from www.trybooking.com/197324.
To donate, go to givematcher. com.au/moving-mountains-for-mitch.