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Breaking news from the Everest Centre in their research into childhood brain tumours

Scientists have discovered what drives the unpredictable growth of low grade brain tumours…   The Everest Centre for Research into Paediatric Low Grade Brain Tumours is a ground-breaking new initiative. The £5 million landmark centre is the largest single investment in research ever made by The Brain Tumour Charity, funded ...

11/12/2018

Meet Jaco van Gass: Champion cyclist/adventurer/speaker and EIA Guide.

Meet Jaco van Gass: Champion cyclist/adventurer/speaker and EIA Guide. South African born Jaco van Gass was a member of the British Armed Forces Parachute Regiment. It was during Jaco’s second tour of Afghanistan in 2009, after five and a half months and with just two weeks to go when Jaco sustained ...

04/12/2018

Meet Lizi: UK Ironman champion and EIA sports therapist

Meet Lizi Duncombe: UK Ironman champion and EIA Sports therapist   Lizi, you have many strings to your bow! Physical Therapist, PT, trainee Osteopath and UK Ironman champion… Tell us more! I used to be a bit of a couch potato and even though I worked in a gym, I’d ...

06/11/2018

What happened when 7 school mums took on the ultimate challenge…

What happened when 7 school mums took on the ultimate challenge… Here we catch up with Bebe Corbett, a 44 year old mum of 2. Usually found working on the family farm in Hampshire or running a farm in the highlands of Scotland. Here’s what happened when she swapped Hampshire for ...

01/11/2018

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