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Training at high altitude and extreme ski tour weekends

NATURE: reap the BENEFITS   By Emma Bodkin – Mountain Beach Fitness Retreats.   Working out in nature is the ultimate antidote to modern life. Scarily modern life and chronic stress is having a detrimental effect on our brains. Amazingly working out in nature has been proven to reverse this effect ...

25/10/2018

Q and A with Harry Taylor

Q and A with Harry Taylor. IFMGA Mountain Guide, Harry Taylor, is a former British SAS member, mountaineer and security advisor. He was also the lead guide for our 2018 challenge. Having climbed on Everest nine times, he is the second British man to have reached the summit without supplementary ...

16/10/2018

Who takes on the challenge of a lifetime… twice?!?

Here we catch up with Jeremy Hunter, one of the few to have completed this monumental ascent… twice! Completing this challenge twice is a major accomplishment! Starting at the beginning, what initially led you to take on the challenge? I have known the Ritchie Family for a long time and ...

02/10/2018

How to find your peak fitness

By Becky Scott – RS Performance Training.   During 2017/18 I was fortunate to work with teams taking part in the 2018 Everest in the Alps challenge. We had big team gatherings in London to discuss to different training plans whilst I worked closely with Toby’s team training a couple ...

28/09/2018

Stepping into the unknown

A conversation with one of the original EIA team members. In 2015, a team of 14 set off on our first Everest in the Alps challenge: to ascend 8,848 metres – the height of Everest – on skis, over four days in the Alps. It was the ultimate ski touring ...

11/09/2018