The Blog

Meet James Ross: Safety Consultant, Wilderness Paramedic… and EIA Guide

As well as being a lead guide for Everest in the Alps, James has extensive experience supporting a range of projects all over the world, including exploratory mining, anti-poaching operations and TV / Film productions. With a military background he is now an experienced Risk Management Consultant and Safety Advisor. ...

14/10/2020

Best Ski Touring Kit 2021

When It comes to ski touring kit, it’s always a trade off between weight and performance. Lighter kit allows you to go further and explore more, whilst higher performance kit enables you to make the most out of all the conditions when skiing the descent. Brands have spent years working ...

09/10/2020

Everest in the Alps and the Brain Tumour Charity – Five years on!

Five Years Ago… Everest in the Alps founder Rob Ritchie had the amazing (crazy!) idea to create an epic challenge to raise funds to set up a dedicated research centre for low grade paediatric brain tumours, following his son Toby’s diagnosis. Five years ago, that first Everest in the Alps ...

04/09/2020

Meet the Team: Team Sāhasa

Everest in the Alps 2021 is filling up fast! With the next in our ‘meet the team’ series, we bring you Team Sāhasa. A group of 4 close friends, all busy professionals with young families, carving out time to train together over the next six months, with the goal of ...

03/09/2020

Meet the sisters ready to smash Everest in the Alps next year

Two sisters, one significant birthday and a mighty challenge: Meet Emily Lovell and Wigs Catto. Who are you? Em: My name is Em, and I live in Wiltshire. I’ve run a few marathons and love to stay fit, although this will be a super challenge for me as I’m not ...

27/07/2020

Everest in the Lakes – What’s it really like?

On a cold weekend in December last year, a brave group of people were tackling Everest in the Lakes – The Recce. Amongst them was EiA Personal Trainer Becky Scott, ready to test the theory, the route, the kit and whether tackling half the height of Everest in one weekend ...

29/06/2020

Meet the 2021 Team Member: Will Smith

2021 may seem a while off but it seems people are eager to start thinking about the future and to give themselves something to aim for and train for. In the first of this years popular ‘meet the team member’ series, we meet Will Smith and find out what has ...

19/06/2020

Everesting During Lockdown

13 Year old Issy has been using her time during lockdown to achieve something extraordinary. Rather than using her breaks between schooling to have some downtime, she has been busy climbing stairs, cycling and walking up a good few hills, all with the aim of summiting the equivalent height of ...

03/06/2020

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