Everest in the Alps challenge raises funds for Coach Core

David Evans – joint CEO of Collinson, a Coach Core partner – took part in a grueling winter challenge to raise funds on our behalf.

By James Burbidge · 21st March 2023

Everest in the Alps is one of the ultimate winter sports endurance challenges. The goal is very simple, to ascend the height of Mount Everest on skis. Based in the Swiss Alps, it involves approximately 32 hours of uphill ski touring and only 3 hours of downhill. Each participants climb over 2,000m to reach the overall target of 8,848m, burning through a daily average of 10,000 calories!

David Evans, as part of Team Excalibur alongside Rupert Swallow and Jonathan Day, tackled this grueling exercise to raise money on behalf of several charities, including Coach Core. The team generously chose to incur all the event costs, enabling 100% of the money they raised to go to good causes.

“It has been an amazing event, testing us all in so many ways – including lack of sleep, blisters and pure exhaustion; however the Team spirit really helped to get us all through it, together with the knowledge so many people had so generously supported us! I’m delighted that the funds raised will be able to help Coach Core a charity doing important work to provide young people with a range of vital skills for education, sport, work, and life”
 – David Evans

Thanks to David and his teammates’ efforts, Coach Core will be able to help even more young people who traditionally experience barriers, discrimination and lack of opportunities. Those young people – like Ahsan, who’s story you can see here – can go on to achieve extraordinary things when they are given the chance and the support to thrive and flourish


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