Julian Evans, Head of Healthcare at Knight Frank, is undertaking the ultimate earth-bound challenge to scale Mount Everest as part of his quest to complete the True Adventurers Grand Slam and raise over £1 million for charity, with this expedition raising money for The Matt Hampson Foundation.
He will be climbing to the summit of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on Earth, standing at 8,848 metres (the equivalent of 30 Shards). This follows his previous expedition to the North Col, the 7,020m sharp-edged pass carved by glaciers in the ridge connecting Mount Everest and Changtse in Tibet.
The True Adventurers Grand Slam is an adventurer’s challenge to reach the North and South pole and climb the Seven Summits (the highest peak on every continent), that has only been completed by 15 people in the world ever. Evans is currently 80% through the challenge and after Mount Everest, only Aconcagua in Argentina and Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia remain left for him to conquer.
The Matt Hampson Foundation, which was founded by former England rugby player Matt Hampson after he suffered a catastrophic spinal injury playing Rugby, provides advice, support, relief and/or treatment for anyone suffering serious injury or disability which has arisen from any cause, but in particular from participation in or training for any sport, sporting activity or other form of physical education or recreation.
Julian Evans, Head of Healthcare at Knight Frank, said, “I’ve always enjoyed outdoors endurance events and expeditions and have a personal mission to complete the True Adventurers Grand Slam. It is both incredibly satisfying and a great adventure to conquer some of the world’s greatest exploration challenges whilst raising money for worthy causes. I have been a long-term supporter of The Matt Hampson Foundation which is a wonderful charity that carries out fantastic work and I can’t wait to fund-raise in their honour.”
In addition to his role at Knight Frank, Evans is a British Adventurer and dedicated Fundraiser, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society, member of The Alpine Club and member of The Explorers Club.
Via his generous sponsors, including some of the UK’s largest care providers Caring Homes Group, Runwood Homes, Hadrian Healthcare, Maria Mallaband, Avery Healthcare, BondCare, Porthaven and Bupa, Evans has been privileged to participate in some extraordinary expeditions and continues to remain focused on his fundraising efforts. Evans is aiming to raise funds and awareness for The Matt Hampson Foundation, having already raised nearly £1 million for charity through his expeditions. Lord Coe and Sir Ranulph Fiennes are supporters of his endeavours.
For more information please go to: www.julian-evans.co.uk