SO, YOU’VE COMPLETED ONE
Who’s in the lead? And what next?
With peak hillwalking season in full swing, you may have your sights set beyond climbing the height of one Everest. Like our amazing leaderboard challengers, you could aim for as many Everests as possible, but add a little imagination, a little effort and just a little bit of crazy and you could enter the next level of #EverestAnywhere! Here are some wonderful and wacky ideas from our current Everest challengers…
Be a one-hill wonder
Steve G●asper took his favourite mountain and climbed it 40 times to reach the height of Everest. In the process not only did he get to know his local mountain like a close personal friend, he discovered it was a completely different experience every time. Do you have a hill in mind that demands some devotion? Why not discover all its intricacies, in all conditions, and see how taking a microscope to a chosen mountain can actually widen your view on your way to your next Everest?
Run your Everest!
For some (most?), walking up a hill is hard enough, but perhaps you’ve enjoyed the thrill of letting gravity whisk you down the hill at a pace? Fellrunning is becoming increasingly popular, and not just for the elite or mad. Start small in hill stature, and slow and variable in pace, and accelerate your way to another Everest. E●●e■ Deighto■ found that she racked up the height of Everest amazingly quickly!
Go to the real Everest Base Camp
#EverestAnywhere avoids the need to spend £50,000 on climbing the real thing, you won’t enter the death zone, and you can do it for free wherever you are. But if the call of the
world’s highest mountain has you firmly in its grasp, you can climb to 5380 mon your next #EverestAnywhere, and experience the Everest ambiance and some serious altitude, with a trip of a lifetime to base camp in Nepal.
A■ge●a Qui■■ made the trek for her 50th birthday this year, along with her 25-year-old daughter, Elen.
Climb with the kids
Left the kids at home for your first #EverestAnywhere? Make your second Everest theirs and instil a love of the great outdoors that will last a lifetime. Start with the hunt for Marmot Marv to win their own mascot and then take to the hills for the hols! He●e■
Wai■ has met lots of lovely hikers who are encouraging her two boys, Toby (8) and Noah (6), on their hilly adventures, which have taken them halfway up Everest so far.
Do a challenge combo
Make your Everest challenge really matter. Take an issue close to your heart, like Richard Duckworth has by combining his #EverestAnywhere challenge with his #dirtydozen. Richard will spend 12 days walking 120 miles to climb the height of Everest along all the paths requiring repair in the BMC’s Mend Our Mountains campaign to raise money for the project. Find out more on Twitter @RichardDuckwor5
Ascent bagging is one thing, and darn satisfying it is too, but if you’re one Everest up, perhaps it’s time to go long? Savour the landscape, lose yourself to the trail, and embark on a long-distance walk! Caro● Stubbs climbed to the height of Everest with her loyal companion Stan on a fantastic West Highland Way adventure.