Anything is Possible for Ben Fogle as the UN Environment Patron summits Everest

Ben Fogle realised a life-long dream summiting Mount Everest with support from Anything is Possible on 16 May 2018.

Safely climbing the world’s highest peak after training with Kenton Cool, world-renowned mountaineer and adventurer, Ben highlighted the work of the British Red Cross and his role as UN Environment Patron of the Wilderness and Mountain Hero.

“The Red Cross is one of the most iconic images in the world,” said Ben Fogle.

“For me it represents a selfless organisation that has changed and saved the lives of countless people around the globe through safety, compassion, help and reassurance. I am eternally grateful to the global initiative Anything Is Possible for making this entire adventure a reality.”

Ben faced physical and psychological challenges, including his fear of heights, before summiting Everest.

Throughout the extensive training and preparation in the Alps, Bolivian Andes and Nepal, Ben was accompanied by double Olympic champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton CBE, who due to acclimatisation factors beyond her control had to leave the expedition before the summit attempt.

The Challenge: Everest documentary

CNN International captured the expedition exclusively in The Challenge: Everest three-part documentary, which was also broadcast on ITV, the UK’s biggest and most popular commercial television channel in the United Kingdom.