Ronald Mizen wants to leave more than footprints in Nepal after he tackles the world's highest mountain next week.
The 24-year-old is one of six young West Australians who will reach the mountain on Tuesday for the Base Camp 2013 Trek for Save the Children.
The group is trying to raise $107,000 - $20 for each metre to Everest base camp - for Save the Children's education programs.
Mr Mizen said the fundraising mission was based around the slogan "more than footprints".
"When you go travelling in the Himalayas you will obviously leave your footprints in the snow," he said. "But the idea is to leave more than that in that country and to give back to the people who live in that area."
Mr Mizen and fellow trekker Amy Wilson-Chapman came up with the idea to climb Mt Everest while discussing their travels over coffee about a year ago.
The money raised will help Save the Children build new schools and to pay for equipment and teachers in Nepal.
Mr Mizen felt inspired to help after seeing the charity's work in refugee camps in South Sudan.For more information go to www.basecamp2013.com