Conquer Everest at Home
Keep yourself active this year. Tackle the greatest challenge of them all – Mount Everest. From home?!
It hasn’t been the start of the year that we were all hoping for! However, in the spirit of keeping things moving this year, we are encouraging our supporters to join us in setting themselves the challenge of conquering the largest mountain in the world –from their own homes.
(Please note: You can take on the challenge at any point in the year)
Open to everyone, no matter your age, health, or ability, this is a challenge to keep active during these testing times and why not get your family involved too! Those who finish will be posted a victory medal for their efforts.
Everest stands at 8,848m high and overlooks the most beautiful country of all – Nepal. Home to our 500 staff and the thousands of Gurkha veterans and widows we care for, last year the country struggled with the influx of tourists attempting the summit – prompting this picture of queues at the top of the mountain. This year, with the world in lockdown, the mountain is getting a well-earned rest. But that doesn’t mean you get one too!
We are asking our supporters to scale Everest with us, by climbing their stairs or walking up local inclines, and achieving the equivalent elevation of 8,848m.
Register for Conquer Everest at Home
Registration fee is £15
Raise what you can.
During this unprecedented time, we understand and fully appreciate that fundraising is difficult at the moment, but we are incredibly grateful for any donations received from this challenge.Set up your JustGiving page
Like all charities, we have been severely affected by the economic downturn and logistical implications the pandemic has brought. Donations to the Trust have reduced and our staff in Nepal have had to pause projects across the country. Crucially we are still able to deliver vital financial and medical support to our most vulnerable veterans and widows – but we need your support. For 200 years they fought for us, now we fight for them.
Roughly 1 stair = 20cm
If you also choose the stairs for your climb, you can use the following method to calculate how many times you will need to get up them:
1. Measure each stair
2. Multiply this by the amount of stairs in the staircase
3. Divide the height of Everest (8,848m) by the total height of your staircase
Not good with maths? Get in touch with the team and we’ll help you formulate a plan.
Last year, as the world went into lockdown, climbers from around the world scaled Everest from their homes, raising vital funds for our work in Nepal.