A man with diabetes pushed his body to the limit by climbing more than 8,000 metres to Mount Everest base camp.

James Nicholls, from Yapton near Arundel, began his trek on November 11 and reached base camp 12 days later.

The 29-year-old, who works for the South Downs National Park, has so far raised £700 for Diabetes UK through his efforts but is confident people will continue to donate.

 “I don’t think I could have pushed my body any further trying to make it to Base Camp,” said James.

The Argus: James made it to base camp after 12 days walkingJames made it to base camp after 12 days walking (Image: Supplied)

“We trekked 90 miles and climbed more than 8,000 metres over 12 days. It was an incredible experience.

“The people of Nepal are amazing and made the experience what it was - a true once in a lifetime achievement.

“I’m delighted to have raised £700 for Diabetes UK and would like to thank everyone who supported me.”

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James was diagnosed with latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) in November 2021.

“The diagnosis was a bit of a shock. There is diabetes in my wife’s family but none in mine so although I knew about the condition I wasn’t expecting to have it myself,” he said.

People can still donate to James’s Just Giving page here.