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Everest in the Lakes- what a weekend!

IT REALLY WAS EPIC! The plan was to hike the height of Everest, to achieve the elevation gain of half the height of Everest, over two days in the Lake District. Of course there was a plot twist… That November weather! As our team members spent the week leading up ...

18/11/2021

Best ski gear this year

Stay Happy, Healthy and Highly Ambitious. You’ve done it – you’ve stepped out of your comfort zone and signed up for an awesome group challenge for a great cause, or perhaps it’s a goal you have set for yourself to do alone. It may seem a little scary, but, as ...

16/11/2021

Meet the team member: Kirstie Spence

Who are you? I am Kirstie, a 48 year old Mum, wife, friend and fund manager! In normal times I spend lots of my time working and often on planes travelling all over the world. When I am at home, I am mostly being a Mum to our 3 kids ...

07/10/2021

Meet the Team Member: Aisling Bowman – Former Olympian Sailor!

Who are you? Aisling Bowman, Irish, Dublin born, living in the UK 30 years now. Based Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Wife to Rory, mother of 3 girls, former Olympian (Sailor – Seoul ’88 & Atlanta ’96) What’s your inspiration for taking on such an epic challenge? After spending time running after children ...

21/09/2021

Everest in the Lakes – Meet the team member: Lizzie Green

Who are you? Lizzie Green, wife and mother to three awesome humans and two four legged friends, yogi and gardener What’s your inspiration for taking on such an epic challenge? After two years of being stuck at home, I needed to stretch my legs and desperate to see some hills. ...

10/09/2021

Welcome back! Team member: Katie Henderson

Who are you? I’m Katie and I’m 22. I have recently graduated from Exeter University and am looking forward to starting as a Machine Learning consultant in November. Before I start I’m making the most of my free time and will hopefully be travelling around Canada before coming back to ...

10/09/2021

Meet Team Wickers, ready to smash EiA 2022!

Meet Team Wickers. A group of four friends and colleagues, led by Henry Smith, founder of The Wickers Charity, all intent on raising as much money as possible to support youths in London to stay away from knife crime. All into their fitness and used to hard physical challenges.. but ...

14/07/2021

Why take on an extreme challenge?

Who are they? Over the years that we have been running our annual Everest in the Alps event, the thing that stands out most is our teammates and their drive and determination to push themselves to such extremes to complete the challenge. It’s not easy. It takes huge amounts of mental toughness as ...

09/06/2021

Everest on Snowdon

Our Journey. We started our journey at the end of 2019 hoping to take part in the ultimate endurance ski touring challenge, Everest in the Alps, uphill skiing the height of Mount Everest, the equivalent of running 12 marathons in 4 days. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the event from ...

26/05/2021

Everest in the Alps 2021 has been postponed…

This won’t come as a surprise to many of you after the recent tightening of restrictions here in the UK, but unfortunately, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel EiA for 2021. Whilst we were happy to wait and see while things were looking more positive, we ...

12/01/2021

Promising developments from the Everest Centre

Promising developments for paediatric low grade glioma drug This new analysis of the data from multiple previous clinical trials is already informing upcoming clinical trials like ‘Low Grade Glioma In Children’ (LOGGIC), which is being set up across Europe and the UK. This analysis is the largest that has been ...

23/11/2020

Ski Touring in Scotland

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER IT FOR YOUR EiA PREPARATION If you are new to ski touring and looking for some time on skis before the EIA event in 2021 then the current COVID-19 restrictions are probably feeling even more annoying right now! Nipping over to the Alps for a few ...

20/11/2020