The Outside Everest Challenge took place on Friday 23rd Sep in aid of Community Action Nepal

Running up that Hill

Win Hill, that is. 29 times. 

Since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal in spring 2015, Community Action Nepal has been working with people from remote mountain villages to support their rebuilding projects. Outside staff have decided to raise some money to help rebuild the schools, health centres and roads which were destroyed in some of the hardest to reach places on earth.

Parkin Clough is arguably the steepest ascent in the Peak, reaching 1000 feet (or around 400m in new money) to top of Win Hill. With some maths, mostly done on our fingers, we worked out that it would have to be climbed 29 times to equate to the height of Everest. A group of Outside staff and friends will be sharing the load between them and then retiring for a well deserved pint.

Parkin Clough is steep!

If you'd like to support our efforts, please visit the Just Giving page below.


Listen to an interview with Outside's expedition guru Tom Richarson and his good friend Phanden Sherpa on BBC Radio Sheffield (about 5 mins in, after Simon and Garfunkel)



All done! Thanks to Outside staff, friends and family we got up to the top of Everest! JB got us off to a good start, with 4 laps of Parkin Clough complete before work.


Tom and Phanden Sherpa made a further four ascents during the afternoon and left some cheerful prayer flags to welcome us to the top.


And we raised over £300 for Community Action Nepal. Have a look at the video for more information on their activities in Nepal. Thank you to everyone who sponsored us and to all who put in the legwork! If you would like to donate you still can here:



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