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How to train for a multi day ski tour

Louisa Tuely is a Sports Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer and currently studying for Sport Therapist BSc. With a passion for the Alpine mountains and an avid skier, as well as being a ski instructor in her spare time, she couldn’t resist the opportunity to support Everest in the Alps as ...

21/04/2020

EiA 2020 – The Diary

Charlie Birchall: Part time alpinist, mountain lover, ultra runner, fashion follower, cow dodger, full time dreamer and Everest in the Alps 2020 team member of Team Summit. Here she gives us the low down on EiA 2020… Read on to find out what it was really like! Day 0 – ...

06/04/2020

Meet the 2020 Team Members: coming back for a second time!

Meet Nick and Richard of Team Move iQ. Team Move iQ is made up of five close friends; Phil Spencer, Nick Sowerbutts, Richard Billington, Tom Golding and James Orme-Smith – all fathers of young children, who are taking on the epic Everest in the Alps challenge to support children living ...

28/02/2020

Ski Touring – Essential Kit and How Best to Use It

Lachlan Bucknall is a former British Army officer of 11 years who has been climbing and mountaineering internationally for over 18 years. Qualified as a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor and a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI), he is also qualified as a military Rock Climbing Instructor ...

26/02/2020

How to train Phil Spencer for the mountains…

Mark Raynsford is the Personal Trainer responsible for getting Phil Spencer mountain ready not once, not twice, but threes times as he trains to take on Everest in the Alps for the third time in a few weeks… Back in October 2017, I received an email from Phil Spencer, who ...

10/02/2020

Top Tips for Choosing Ski Touring Boots

The specific challenge that the Everest in The Alps squad undertakes means, the fit, performance and comfort of the equipment they use can literally be the difference between someone being able to cross the finish line or not. Without a doubt one of the most important things to get right, ...

17/01/2020

Meet the 2020 Team member: Duncan Fraser

In the latest in our Meet The Team series, we chat to Duncan Fraser, who is currently out in Verbier, getting in as much training as possible before he takes on Everest in the Alps 2020 this March. Who are you?  I am a 47 year old male who loves ...

08/01/2020

Phil Spencer and the ultimate location (location!)

TV presenter Phil Spencer prepares to take on our Everest in the Alps 2020 expedition for the third time this Spring.  Described as the toughest four days on skis, we ask him what you need to take on this ultimate challenge in the most beautiful location… What makes this the ...

22/11/2019

How to prepare for a ski trip

Get planning! It’s that time again – ski season! Dust off your boots and get practising on the dry slopes because the Alps are calling! With the stress of work and everyday life it can be difficult to know where to start when planning your ski trip, so here’s our ...

06/11/2019

How will altitude affect my performance?

How will altitude affect my performance? Picture this: The sun is shining. You’ve clipped in to your skis. The glorious mountains of the Alps surround you, and you are about to take on your four-day challenge to ascend the height of Everest on a pair of skis. All of your ...

11/10/2019

How to pack for a day ski touring off piste

What will you need? So, you’ve decided to go beyond the lifts! Preparing for your first ski tour is exciting, and daunting! Knowing you’ve got to carry everything you’ll need, while travelling light enough to enjoy the uphill and the ride down can be a bit overwhelming. Most of us ...

09/10/2019

Everything you need to ski the height of Mount Everest

Are you looking for a new challenge? A ski touring adventure which involves ascending a height equivalent to the summit of Mount Everest in March 2020 could be the ultimate winter endurance challenge you’ve been looking for… Adventure journalist and athlete, Tobias Mews, has given us the lowdown on Everest in the Alps after he completed the challenge ...

04/10/2019