Consultant’s Himalayan trek for charity

Consultant Urologist Mr Roger Plail at the start of his trek
Consultant Urologist Mr Roger Plail at the start of his trek

A HOSPITAL consultant is trekking across the Himalayan mountains in Nepal to raise money for a cancer charity.

Roger Plail, a urologist at the Conquest, is currently walking around 170 miles at 10,000 feet for two weeks in aid of Prostate Action.

He is one of a group of 10 urologists and former urology patients taking part in the trek, which is expected to raise £400,000.

Mr Plail and his colleagues from other hospital trusts have taken part in a number of charity challenges and have raised a total of £2 million over the last 10 years.

These challenges have included climbing Kilimanjaro, walking across England and walking down the centre of Corsica.

Mr Plail said: “I take part in these challenges to keep fit and to raise money for a good cause.

“Prostate Action funds research and education to beat prostate disease, so we want to raise as much money as possible.

“I have been preparing by running on the seafront, cycling through Sussex and going to the gym but I’m not sure that is going to prepare me fully for the Forbidden Kingdom. I’m looking forward to it immensely though.”

Prostate Action were formed by the merger of Prostate UK and Prostate Cancer Research Foundation. Log onto for more details.