Snow-Camp Everest Challenge 2011

Sat 05 February 11

33 intrepid skiers and snowboarders have successfully completed the 150km Snow-Camp Everest Challenge in Portes du Soleil, France, raising money for Snow-Camp, one of the UK’s most innovative youth charities

Snow-Camp Everest Challenge 2011

Snow-Camp Everest Challenge 2011 ©

33 intrepid skiers and snowboarders have successfully completed the 150km Snow-Camp Everest Challenge in Portes du Soleil, France, raising money for Snow-Camp, one of the UK’s most innovative youth charities. The Challenge (27th – 30th January 2011) covered over 15 resorts from its base in Morzine, and ran over 48 hours including a night skiing session and a mountain night hike.

This annual endurance event, sponsored by Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, gives snow sport enthusiasts the opportunity to fundraise for Snow-Camp by doing something they love to do, skiing or snowboarding, but like they have never done before.

This year’s participants included a 12-strong team from Norton Rose LLP. Their team was led by London based partners Jeff Barratt and Nick Prowse. Jeff Barratt commented: “We’ve been supporting Snow-Camp as part of our Together for Sport initiative since the start of 2010. Covering such a big distance in two days in those conditions was a truly daunting prospect. Snow-Camp deserves every bit of support we can give it though. It truly is a worthy charity, bringing a huge lift to every one of the young people it works with. The opportunities Snow-Camp provides, and the confidence they are able to give some of these young people, is really impressive. Worth every one of the 150km!”

Morzine Pleney slopes
Morzine Pleney slopes
Photo: Gavin Hope

Snow-Camp Director, Dan Charlish, said “Events like the Everest Challenge are becoming increasingly important in supporting the work of Snow-Camp. They enable us to expand the programmes we run by raising much needed funds and also introduce the charity to a whole new group of future supporters and their friends. We were so lucky to get such a fantastic group of people on this years event – they were all so motivated and up for the challenge. Despite the relentless skiing, boarding and night hike activities, there was also always plenty of jokes and laughter and a fantastic team spirit. We have had so much positive feedback from everyone about the Challenge – we are already planning next years!

Snow-Camp worked closely with Base Camp to ensure the Challenge ran smoothly and was a memorable experience for all involved – Fergie Miller, Base Camp Director, said, ‘We have really enjoyed working with Snow-Camp and have been a supporter of the charity for some time – we encourage everyone to get involved next year in what is a fantastic event!’

The Everest Challenge 2012 is now being planned and is open to individuals and teams! If you would like to get involved please contact Snow-Camp on info@snow-camp.co.uk or call Dan on 01273 241383

For more information on the excellent work SnowCamp do please visit their website www.snow-camp.org.uk

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