Cromwell teenagers Hugh Cocks, standing left, Bryn Gibson, Jonathan Streeter, Will Harrison, Elsa Mannering, Jonathan Smith, Dave Borrie and Will Douglas, seated left, and Leroy Bird (Absent: Carlin Sugrue), are fundraising for a trip to the Himalayas next year. Sagarmatha, a new wine label meaning Everest in Nepalese, has been launched to help. Sale proceeds from two premium Central Otago wines, Sagarmatha Pinot Noir and Sagarmatha Pinot Gris will go to Phortse School in the Solukhumbu District deep in the Himalayas, which the students will pass through on their 21-day trek from Gokyo Valley via Chola Pass to Everest Base Camp. Their trip marks the 60th anniversary of the first ascent to Mount Everest by the late Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953. The visit to the Everest region was inspired by the school motto “Whaia te traumata – Pursue the Highest Peaks” and ‘‘Deserve Success’’. Participation will count towards the students’ Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Awards. Sagarmatha wine orders can be made through Cromwell College, or the expedition website www.ebc2013.co.nz.