The Blog

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

Meet the EiA Team Member: Jon Cooper

Another person training hard for EiA 2021 is Jon Cooper. Someone who has been taking on challenge after challenge since 2013 (although usually on 2 wheels!). This will be his first ski touring challenge… Who are you? Jon Cooper, a 52-year-old married father of 3, living in Oxted. I have ...

11/11/2020

Gym Free Training during Lockdown 2.0

A message to all our team members… Gyms may be closed but firstly…don’t panic! Hopefully by now you have a good training regime in place with a mixture of endurance, strength and mobility work. Your endurance work should be mostly outside so that you can use these sessions to get ...

09/11/2020

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