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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

How to train Phil Spencer for the mountains…

Mark Raynsford is the Personal Trainer responsible for getting Phil Spencer mountain ready not once, not twice, but threes times as he trains to take on Everest in the Alps for the third time in a few weeks… Back in October 2017, I received an email from Phil Spencer, who ...

10/02/2020

Top Tips for Choosing Ski Touring Boots

The specific challenge that the Everest in The Alps squad undertakes means, the fit, performance and comfort of the equipment they use can literally be the difference between someone being able to cross the finish line or not. Without a doubt one of the most important things to get right, ...

17/01/2020

Meet the 2020 Team member: Duncan Fraser

In the latest in our Meet The Team series, we chat to Duncan Fraser, who is currently out in Verbier, getting in as much training as possible before he takes on Everest in the Alps 2020 this March. Who are you?  I am a 47 year old male who loves ...

08/01/2020

Phil Spencer and the ultimate location (location!)

TV presenter Phil Spencer prepares to take on our Everest in the Alps 2020 expedition for the third time this Spring.  Described as the toughest four days on skis, we ask him what you need to take on this ultimate challenge in the most beautiful location… What makes this the ...

22/11/2019