20th April 2020

Climb Everest at Home

Keep yourself active this year. Tackle the greatest challenge of them all – Mount Everest. From home?!

In the spirit of keeping things moving this year we are encouraging our supporters to join us in setting themselves the challenge of scaling the largest mountain in the world – Beginning 1 May, over 12 weeks, and from their own homes.

Open to everyone, no matter your age, health or ability, this is a challenge to keep active during these testing times. 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 here

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.

Not good with maths? Tell us how you hope to achieve it and our team will help you formulate a plan.

We’re taking part too!



Georgia Oliver is our Events & Challenges Officer and plans on tackling Everest her way, by climbing her stairs 3,350 times. (That’s 40 times a day)!

In true mountaineering style she will be wearing the full gear and hopes to complete her mighty ascent by the end of July.

You can sponsor her efforts here.

Any questions? Fill in the form below.

We will be with you every step of the way – sharing photos and words of encouragement! See you at the top.

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