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But first they will need to embark on the 38mile (62km) trek from Lukla, a mountain village in Nepal, to reach Everest base camp.
Former Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton (above, on her way to base camp today) and TV presenter Ben Fogle have arrived in Lukla - known as the 'Gateway to Everest' - as they prepare to conquer the world's highest mountain Pendleton, 37, posted a message on her Instagram account today which said: 'I never thought the start of the trek to base camp would look like this! She and Fogle, 44, will start their ascent in the spring to raise money for the Red Cross This initial stage usually takes nine to 12 days to complete.
Examine the hands on the face of the dial as they are a very distinctive, telltale feature.
Up until 1875, the hands featured an embellishment a third of the way down from the top that resembled a small bird with wings and tail protruding from the clock hand.
Fogle said he's looking forward to the risk involved in this latest exploration and says the stillbirth of his son Willem in 2004 has strengthened his resolve to seize the moment.'It's difficult to describe the heartache of holding your lifeless son in your arms.
Imagining what his life might have been,' he said.'But it gave me renewed purpose. 'I am a firm believer that we have, as a society, almost made risk an extinct word.
She says she hasn't experienced that level of pressure since she left the sport behind.
But Fogle says he and Pendleton will try to do the whole thing in four, all the while acknowledging they might not make it.
Pendleton's career since retiring from cycling after London 2012 has seen her become a jockey and compete on Strictly.
The time when the conditions are just right to climb occurs over two weeks in May.
Most climbers go up and down the mountain from Base Camp for six weeks before attempting the mountain's top 848 metres - known as the death zone.