The Blog

Meet the team: Tractors and Tracks

  Who are you?   Richard: Richard Barclay, a highland deer farmer with a passion for the alps and all things skiing. David: David Henderson from Edinburgh. Calum: Calum Mcdiarmid, a farmer from Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire. Always lived in the mountains and worked outdoors. Have been skiing since I ...

22/06/2022

Lets hear from our EiA Sports massage therapist…

Did you know that our Everest in the Alps team members have their own Sports Massage Therapists on hand at the hut to sort out any aches and pains after a hard days climb? Lets hear from one of our 2022 therapists, Charlotte MacDonald… As a Sports massage therapist, being ...

07/06/2022

Everest in the Alps 2022 – what a week!

The teams are back home now. EiA 2022 already feeling like a distant dream (or nightmare depending on your blisters!) Each year that we have run EiA has brought it’s own unique challenges. 2018 was the year the Beast from the East was raging and we had temperatures as low ...

23/03/2022

How to stay hydrated and fuelled during a winter endurance challenge

What hydration challenges will you face? Whilst we often think of hydration as being more important in the summer, there are a couple of key factors that increase your fluid losses in the cold that you might not be aware of… Cold air tends to be dry (or less humid). ...

17/02/2022

Meet Team Tabei

Who are you? A bunch of 40 somethings who still think they are in their 20s. All reasonably fit (we think?) and up for a challenge. What’s your inspiration for taking on such an epic challenge? We heard great stories from those who took part in years before, and it ...

27/01/2022

Stuart Croxford – EiA guide and namesake of a new bespoke EV Defender!

Meet the Guide that’s had a Land Rover named after him! We are super lucky to have the support of the Adaptive Grand Slam team, to help guide our teams during Everest in the Alps (the AGS are on a mission to be the first disabled team in history to ...

26/01/2022

Impact of Altitude on the body

So, you’ve signed up for an endurance challenge. Perhaps you’ve taken on few challenges in the past? Have you ever tackled an endurance challenge in the mountains? It can feel very different! To be fully prepared, you need to understand the impact on altitude on the body… Firstly, the air ...

26/01/2022

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