MARCH 2019

Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust and Kathmandu are challenging you to climb 8848m – the height of Everest – this March to help remote mountain communities in Nepal.

You can climb, run, walk or bike it. Complete it solo or share the climb between a team. Go hard out and tackle it in one weekend, or spread the challenge over the month. It’s up to you!

If climbing’s not your thing, we challenge you to get creative in reaching 8848 during March. You could swim 8848m, read 8848 pages of a book or even bake 8848 cupcakes!


Register now to set up your personal online fundraising page. You’ll be able to track your height on your fundraising page, track your fundraising against your goal, and share your progress with family and friends.

Plus, we’ll be with you every step of the way to help make your fundraising as easy and effective as possible.

As an extra incentive, the first 150 people to start fundraising will receive a free Summit Challenge T-shirt from our sponsor Kathmandu.


By taking on the Himalayan Trust Summit Challenge, you will open up new opportunities for young people in the Himalayan region through quality education – providing training for teachers, scholarships for local children and resources for classrooms. 

You will help build water systems to provide safe drinking water and to increase local incomes from agriculture. You will bring life-saving healthcare for new babies and their mothers in remote areas.


Sir Ed founded the Himalayan Trust in the 1960s to improve life for the people who helped make his Himalayan expeditions possible.  To Ed, his greatest achievement was not climbing Everest, but helping the people of Nepal.

From building the very first schools, hospitals, bridges and water taps in the region, the Himalayan Trust continues to work with remote mountain communities in one of the poorest countries in the world.

If Sir Ed was alive today, he would be celebrating his 100th birthday in July 2019. Celebrate this special centenary with us by joining the 2019 Himalayan Trust Summit Challenge and helping continue Sir Ed’s life-changing work in the Everest region of Nepal.

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary

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Thank You Kathmandu

A huge thank you to our sponsor Kathmandu for their generous support of the Himalayan Trust Summit Challenge and their ongoing support of the Himalayan Trust’s work in Nepal since the 2015 earthquakes.

If you need some new gear to get you through the challenge, head to your local Kathmandu store.

Thank You Salomon

Thank you to Salomon for sponsoring the Himalayan Trust Summit Challenge and providing awesome weekly prizes for our fundraisers.

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