The NEVEREST Challenge - The challenge that simulates climbing Mt. Everest

Mt. Everest is the literal representation of a challenge, originally a cycling challenge, 'everesting' is a vertical test of endurance where an individual or team perform an activity continuously until their total vertical ascent is over 8'848 meters, the height of the summit of Mount Everest above sea-level. Our challenge is called Neverest as we are everesting for Nepal.

This year, we have NEVEREST events in: 

  • Sydney (7th-8th April)
  • Canberra (31st March - 1st April)
  • Melbourne (24th - 25th March)

Check out the Event website for more information on the challenge, links to registration and the latest news.

The Australian Himalayan Foundation

The Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF) aims to improve the quality of life of the people most in need in remote areas of the Himalaya.  Established in 2003, the AHF's key flagship program is the Teacher Training & Quality Education (TTQE) program which provides vital teacher training, school scholarships and educational resources to those in need.  This 15-year program aims to help over 42,000 children and 1700 teachers in over 300 schools. We are deeply proud of the difference made so far including the training of 1050 teachers in over 200 schools.  

When the devastating earthquakes hit Nepal in April and May 2015, they hit the Everest region hard.  Of the 300-plus schools that the AHF supports, more than 200 were assessed as being in urgent need of rebuilding or repair.  Since April 2015, the AHF has raised over $1million for its Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund and it has spent the last 18 months diligently working to ensure that these funds are managed in an accountable and cost-effective way with a focus on ‘building Nepal back better’ in the Lower Solukhumbu region.  AHF has pioneered an innovative lightweight steel frame design for schools that incorporates contemporary seismic design principles.  However, there is still so much to be done to improve access to quality education in Nepal.  By fundraising for the TTQE program, the AHF can provide scholarships to students which cover uniforms, textbooks and tuition fees at a cost of $200AUD per student

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