The Summit Challenge

Climb the height of Everest in one month and raise funds for Nepal!

Join the Summit Challenge in 2020 and help make a difference for communities in the Everest region of Nepal.

The Himalayan Trust and Kathmandu challenge you to climb 8848m, the height of Everest, during one month to bring quality education, vital healthcare and safe drinking water to the Everest region.

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Climb it, bike it, run it, hike it – it’s up to you!

You can run, walk, bike or do a combination of activities to ascend 8848m, the height of Mt Everest, during your Summit Challenge. You can climb as an individual, or get together with friends, family, classmates or tramping club to reach the summit as a team. Or you could swim 8848m or do 8848 push ups!

How quickly you complete the challenge is up to you. Go hard out and climb 8848m in one weekend, or spread the challenge over the whole month.

And if outdoor action isn’t your thing, you can get creative – how about reading 8848 pages or baking 8848 cupcakes?

However you reach 8848, the Summit Challenge is a chance to follow in Sir Ed’s footsteps, challenge yourself, help others, and having fun doing it.

Make a difference in Nepal

Every dollar you raise as you climb towards the summit will help open up new opportunities for the people of the Everest region and we’ll be there every step of the way to help make your fundraising as easy and effective as possible.

Easy online fundraising

As soon as you register, you will be able to set up your personal online fundraising page. You’ll be able to track your elevation, track your fundraising against your goal, and share your progress with family and friends – all through your personal fundraising page.

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Free t-shirt and prizes!

We know our Summit Challenge participants will go the distance anyway, but we are rewarding our most inspiring Summit Challengers with prizes and giveaways thanks to our sponsors Kathmandu and Salomon.

Plus, the first 250 participants to raise $50 or more will receive a free Summit Challenge T-shirt thanks to Kathmandu!

Where will you summit?

Check out our list of favourite track and climbs around beautiful Aotearoa for a little inspiration to get you started.

Fundraising tips and tools

Fundraising ideas, social media posts, emails and posters to help make your fundraising a success!

Fundraising tools

Prizes!

We’ve got loads of great prizes up for grabs! 

Prizes and giveaways

Join the Summit Challenge 2020!

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Inspiring Summit Challenge stories

Rock on Sean!

The fabulous Sean Pawson from Christchurch is taking his second Summit Challenge to a whole new level. He’s dubbed it the “Porter Challenge”. He isn’t just...
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Thanks heaps to our principal sponsors Kathmandu and Salomon.