Closest to Rebecca’s heart is the Himalayan Trust UK, a charity originally established by Sir Edmund Hillary to help Sherpas help themselves. It’s pay back time for Rebecca. She knows she couldn’t have climbed Everest without the Sherpas and wants to help where she can. Rebecca has been a trustee since 1995. She chaired The Himalayan Trust for three years from 2011 to 2014, and now continues her role as trustee.
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Rebecca is also an ambassador of the Shackleton Foundation, founded in 2007 by descendants of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expeditions to help disadvantaged and socially marginalized young people.
Furthermore, she is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and sat on Council as Ordinary Member for Expeditions & Fieldwork from 2012 to 2105 and is a member of the Alpine Club.