Everything you need to ski the height of Mount Everest

By Tobias Mews

Are you looking for a new challenge? A ski touring adventure which involves ascending a height equivalent to the summit of Mount Everest in March 2020 could be the ultimate winter endurance challenge you’ve been looking for…

Adventure journalist and athlete, Tobias Mews, has given us the lowdown on Everest in the Alps after he completed the challenge in 2019…

First, he talks training. Specifically why you should focus on elevation gain, not distance. Whether you are running trails or cycling, get those legs used to going uphill!

He covers the importance of buying your own ski touring boots and getting your hands on some breathable waterproof shell pants and of course nutrition and how to keep yourself hydrated…

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This time last week, I was worrying about whether I'd be able to complete the epic endurance feat that is @everestalps. • My experience of ski touring … well, I could write on the back of a postage stamp. And now, a week later, I am super proud to be a member of a very select number of people to have skiied up the height of Everest. • The people I met – the team members, the guides, the organisers – they're all awsome. And inspiring. They are all mums and dads that want to both help the children affected by brain tumours, but also inspire their own. And they raised a sh*t load of money – over half a million pounds. • And I truly believe that I've stumbled upon what could be one of the most brilliant endurance events on the planet. This is one event you need to add to your bucket list!

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The 2020 Everest in the Alps Challenge takes place from 29th February to 7th March. For more details and a full itinerary, visit the 2020 Everest in the Alps page.

Anna Rea