ADVENTURE AT 29,000 FEET
As a longtime ShelterBox Response Team member, Ambassador, and Hall of Fame fundraiser, Steven Tonkinson has climbed many mountains throughout his humanitarian career. It was only fitting that his next challenge would be the tallest mountain in the world, or rather, the next best thing.
From August 26-27, 2022, “Tonk” completed his epic Everesting Challenge, climbing 29,029 vertical feet-the equivalent height of Mount Everest-in just 30 hours, all with our iconic ShelterBox on his back. The challenge has raised over $60,000 in vital disaster relief funds as well as priceless awareness for our work.
Don’t be fooled by the finish time, the Everesting Challenge was not built in a day. In fact, Steven’s dream to be a ShelterBox Adventurer has been nearly a year in the making.
“Last year I participated in 29029 Everesting event at Snowbasin, Utah and it was amazing! I met so many incredible people sharing this life-changing experience. I got to learn about them and their story and vice versa,” Steven said, “The whole time I was thinking how awesome it would be to do this event with a box on my back and expose all these great people to ShelterBox and its mission. So this year I signed up again for the event and I will be doing it with a box on my back.”
Although Steven has made a habit of running the annual Miami Marathon with that same big green box in tow, the Everesting Challenge has certainly taken his fundraising to new heights.
On behalf of Steven and all of us here at ShelterBox USA, thank you to everyone that supported the Everesting Challenge. Your investment in the lives and wellbeing of displaced people around the world will not soon be forgotten.
MILES PER HIKE
The Adventure of a Lifetime
"WHAT'S YOUR WHY?"
Watch Steven share what drew him to ShelterBox and how that inspired his Everesting Challenge
SUPPORT STEVEN'S EVERESTING CHALLENGE
From the trail to the frontlines
Check out Steven's past adventures for ShelterBox
BECOME A SHELTERBOX ADVENTURER
What’s your dream? We’re here to make it a reality.
As a ShelterBox Adventurer, your next great hike, climb, or row can do a lot of good. Give purpose to your passion by taking on an outdoor challenge on behalf of ShelterBox and the millions of displaced families around the world in need of emergency shelter and supplies. Help us raise funding and awareness for this vital work and, in turn, we’ll help you brand and promote your adventure.
What challenge will YOU take on?