We have now climbed a whopping 84,000 metres, which is a real team effort from across the S. Anselm’s community of pupils, parents, alumni and staff.

That means we have ascended Shishapangma (8027m), Gasherbrum II (8034m), Broad Peak (8047m), Gasherbrum I (8080m), Nanga Parbat (8125m), Annapurna (8091m), K2 (8611m), Manaslu (8163m), Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Cho Oyu (8188) and were are now climbing the Makalua!
We are delighted to announce that Black Diamond has kindly donated some prizes with the top four places in Pupils, Parents, Staff and Alumni.  Please do check their website for fantastic equipment climbing, running and skiing equipment. 


Our mission leaders in the Form and House competitions so far are as follows:


Form Competition


House Competition



Good work everyone.  Keep it up!

Remember to send your photos in to Cheryl.stevens@anselms.co.uk

The Challenge: full details

For those who haven’t got started yet, it’s not too late!


A good starting point is to watch this helpful explanatory video from Mr Simpson >>

To enter, you simply need access to a staircase to climb (many times), and/or a fitness device that can can track elevation/stairs climbed, every time your family go out for a walk or bicycle ride.

Let’s get cracking, there is no time to relax!

How to enter


To get started, please submit an Entry Form for each individual who is taking part in the challenge. E.g. Nigel Mansell, not the Mansell Family.  Simply click on the image opposite >>

You should enter the total elevation gained from your daily exercise, or stair/steps climb in metres (which makes it much easier for Mr Simpson to calculate).

If you are climbing steps/stairs, please only count the steps you go up – not those coming down – and then divide your total by four, which will give you an approximate figure in metres.

Don’t forget to send your photos in to cheryl.stevens@anselms.co.uk


Good luck S. Anselm’s!