“What an adventure! It was an honour to be part of the E4E trip to Annapurna Base Camp this year. 

It was amazing to see how grateful the local people were and the difference we could make in the few days of testing we had. 

The trek itself was such a rewarding experience and I enjoyed every minute of it. Our team bonded over chicken momos and smelly clothes and everything in between; we had an absolute blast together. 

A highlight for me was definitely spending time with our wonderful Sherpa guides and porters. Whether they were versing us in a friendly round of Frisbee or Hangman, helping to translate for us during testing, or getting down to some Nepalese tunes on our last night, they did it all with a laugh and a smile!”

Riya Makan - Final Year QUT Optometry Student