AS FINN Harps were celebrating Premier Division survival, two Lifford men flew the Harps colours in the shadows of Mount Everest’s summit.
Eddie Gallen and Liam Given – a brother of former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, Shay – were part of a group that made a trek to Everest Base Camp earlier this month.
There, at a height of some 18,192 feet, the Donegal duo got snapped waving a Finn Harps scarf and a Donegal flag.
As Ollie Horgan and company felt they had scaled Everest itself in staying up in the top flight, the intrepid Lifford pair were toasting a play-off win next to the world’s highest mountain.
The Everest Base Camp trek takes seven days from Lukla, gong through the Khumbu region and the foothills of the Himalaya.
After a week of hiking through the terrain, groups clasp sights on Everest, the summit of which the native Nepalese call Sagarmatha (‘Forehead in the Sky’).
Eddie and Liam made a promise to Ballybofey man and close friend Alan Reid that they’d get a picture at Base Camp with the Harps scarf – and they were good to their word!Tags: