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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

Meet the 2020 Team member: Teresa Henderson

As the second half of the mother/daughter team, Teresa Henderson is one inspiring lady! Mum of 8 and a keen skier, she is looking forward to doing something for herself and taking on this epic challenge with her eldest daughter Katie. What is your reason for taking on such an ...

04/10/2019

Fundraising to the top

Harriet Palmer is the Corporate Partnerships Officer at the Brain Tumour Charity and has been on hand to support our team members for every step of their fundraising journey. Here she gives us the lowdown on EiA 2019… How it all began… It’s not every day you take a call ...

23/09/2019

Meet the 2020 team members: Katie Henderson

At just 20 years old, Katie Henderson is our youngest ever competitor! Having already completed the Budapest Marathon and the 3 peaks challenge, she is no stranger to endurance events… and is one half of the mother daughter Henderson team taking on Everest in the Alps 2020! Meet Katie. What’s ...

23/08/2019

Meet the 2020 Team Members: Charlie Birchall

Part time alpinist, mountain lover, ultra runner, fashion follower, cow dodger, full time dreamer and Everest in the Alps 2020 team member: Meet Charlie. Whats’s your reason for taking on such an epic challenge? I followed EIA earlier in the year while I was in resort, and in the lead ...

26/07/2019

Meet the British Army Veteran taking on the world… One mountain at a time.

Despite losing the use of his right arm in action, Martin Hewitt has just summited the world’s highest peak; Mount Everest. Everest in the Alps lead guide Martin Hewitt, is also the founder of the Adaptive Grand Slam, a team of disabled adventurers on a mission to be the first ...

15/07/2019

Ski Touring In Arctic Norway

BY EIA GUIDE LACHLAN BUCKNALL 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 ...

01/07/2019

EiA guides are the first disabled team to smash the Cape epic!

EiA guides are the first disabled team to smash the Cape epic! In March 2019, two of our 2018 AGS guides, Jaco Van Gass and Stuart Croxford, took on the legendary Cape Epic. The Absa Cape Epic is an annual mountain bike stage race held in the Western Cape, South ...

03/06/2019

How to train for an endurance challenge

Meet Shaun Brooking: Shaun Brooking has an Honours degree in Sports and Exercise Science and further certification in neural performance training. He works with endurance athletes, and what he calls the ‘office athlete’. Everyone who uses their body, is an athlete. He enables clients to connect with their bodies and ...

29/04/2019