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Why We Climb

In 2015, a team of 14 set off on our first Everest in the Alps challenge: to ascend 8,848 metres – the height of Everest – on skis, over four days in the Alps. It was the ultimate ski touring challenge and a world first.

Our inspiration and motivation was a brave little boy, Toby, and those like him who are diagnosed with brain tumours. We raised over £3 million for The Brain Tumour Charity, helping to fund a new research facility, The Everest Centre, which is now leading vital work in the area of paediatric low grade brain tumours.

Gearing up for our second ascent in February 2018, the challenge was no less intimidating. This time we had six teams taking part – ordinary people completing an extraordinary challenge for an extraordinary cause. The pace was relentless, and the weather merciless, with temperatures dropping to – 30˚C. Despite it all our team’s raised over £1 million, supporting the valuable research and work of The Brain Tumour Charity.

The challenge this year, marked a new step in our journey, with teams joining the few who have completed this monumental ascent, and facing the height of Everest for a range of charities, close to their hearts.

Everest in the Alps returns in 2020 with our signature ski touring challenge… who will you climb for?

We’re not just raising money. We are also inspiring people to take on the biggest challenge of their lives; to push themselves to the edge, to find their peak through months of physical preparation and huge determination.

As both a challenge and a cause, Everest in the Alps will transform you. Find your Everest.


EiA 2019… The diary

How it all began… I am sitting in my study with rain and wind pouring down at the behest of Storm Gareth as I am sipping coffee and trying to capture the whirlwind, intense, amazing week during which I took part in Everest in the Alps 2019 as a member ...


They’re off! The teams begin the third ascent of Everest in the Alps

The weather held up, spirits soared and the three Everest in the Alps teams began their gruelling challenge at 6am this morning. The four day challenge will see Teams Sagarmatha, Artemis and BlackLine ski uphill the height of Everest raising vital funds for research into children’s brain tumours. There’s been ...


An open letter to our supporters…

Just days to go until our teams fly out for Everest in the Alps 2019 and Lorna Robertson Timmis of Team Artemis has written an open letter of thanks to all her supporters that have helped over the last months of hard work and training… Dear Friends and Family, What ...