The retired priest leaves Everest base camp in time

The retired priest leaves Everest base camp in time

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Canon Phillip Nixon raised £ 1200 for Christian Aid

Canon Phillip Nixon on Mount Everest

Canon Phillip Nixon on Mount Everest

Just a few days ago, Canon Phillip Nixon marveled at the spectacular Himalayan panorama around Mount Everest. Today he limits himself to the view from his home near Oxford, as he isolates himself in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 72-year-old retired priest had just completed a donation expedition to Everest Base Camp when Nepal started to close its borders. He said: “We have just come back, the airlines have closed all around us. If it had been a day later, we might not have gotten out. We had WiFi connections in most of the places we stayed; So we had an idea of ​​what was happening in the outside world. But we didn't notice how close we were to not coming back. "

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