Athlete Samuel conquers Everest without leaving home to raise money for NHS charities

Endurance athlete Samuel Wyatt-Haines ‘rode’ to the top of Everest – raising over £1,000 for NHS charities.

He ‘climbed’ 8,848m and travelled 220 miles all in a single 14-and-a-half hour session, burning over 8,000 calories.

Samuel cycled in the garage of his family’s home in Chudleigh and said: “I cycled on my turbo trainer using an online cycling platform that has the ability to make it feel like you are cycling up hill.”

The distance covered was the same as cycling 30 times back to back to the top of Haytor from Bovey Tracey.

Samuel, whose usual sport is long-distance triathlons, said: “This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

He raised money for the NHS because of the great work they are doing. His sister, Emma, is also a doctor in South Wales. He is sponsored by HCI (www.hci.digital) who use video to support NHS patients. For more details go to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SamuelWyattHaines