The Elevation Challenge- | The Team
The Elevation Challenge. From the lowest to the highest point in Europe, fully under human power
Elbrus, Elevation Challenge, Big Change, Ben Treasure, Erin Duffy
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the team

ben, erin and everyone who has helped along the way

Erin Duffy

Erin is a second year International Relations student at the London School of Economics. She completed the New York marathon last year and won the Paris Marathon for her age group in 2015. An avid cyclist and mountaineer, Erin also has a strong media background.  A freelance journalist at Monocle, Erin is also the President of The London Globalist, LSE’s International Journalism Society. Whether travelling across India, America, on a bike, or studying International Relations at LSE, the desire to understand the world has underlined everything she has sought to achieve.

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Ben Treasure

Ben Treasure has summited Kilimanjaro and Mont Blanc, motorbiked the length of Vietnam, travelled thousands of miles through Africa, Europe and Asia, and worked personally with Sam and Richard Branson organising the Virgin Strive challenge in the Swiss Alps. He is currently studying International Relations at the London School of Economics where he is the Vice President of LSE Sparks, the UK’s largest student-run entrepreneurship conference. For Ben, the motivation for attempting the challenge is to inspire others to explore their own passions through adventure.


Thanks to our advisors for the support, suggestions, and guidance when we weren’t sure what to do. We couldn’t have done it without you all 🙂

@documentally. World Mobile Media Expert

Christian Payne

Film maker, adventurer and social entrepreneur. Virgin group non-executive board.

Sam Branson

Record-breaking polar explorer and adventurer.

Adrian Hayes

World Leading Mountaineer. 11 Everest Summits.

Kenton Cool

Senior Guardian Feature Writer

Jon Henley