2023 Mount Everest Challenge
The DML team has been very busy over the past seven weeks, not just keeping up with our summer fieldwork season, but also partaking in the 2023 Mount Everest Challenge. The challenge involves walking/running/crawling up Mauao (Mount Maunganui) 38 times in 50 days, equivalent in height to the 8,849m summit of Mount Everest.
This year the Mount Everest Challenge is raising funds for local charity ‘Live for More’, an organisation that empowers disengaged youth to make positive changes in their lives. You can read more about Live for More at https://liveformore.org.nz/about-us/our-reason-for-being/.
After many early starts, late nights, extended lunch breaks and multiple climbs in a day, we have currently completed a combined 220 summits of Mauao. The whole team has relished the chance to get outside and enjoy what’s on offer at the doorstep of DML’s office in the Mount. With only the very fit Kevin having finished the challenge so far, the pressure is on the rest of us to smash out the last few climbs before the closing date this Thursday, 6 April.
If you are in a position to support our efforts, please check out the DML Givealittle page at
Thanks to all who have donated to this great cause so far and for your encouragement along the way!