When is Our Everest Challenge with Ben Fogle and Victoria Pendleton on ITV and what is the show about?

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THE one-off documentary follows the pair grapple with the extremes in weather and emotions that come with attempting to complete the challenge of scaling Everest. Here’s everything you need to know about the show and how to watch it…

Our Everest Challenge comes to ITV on Thursday 30th August at 9pm

When is Our Everest Challenge with Ben Fogle and Victoria Pendleton on ITV?

Our Everest Challenge is on Thursday 30th August at 9pm.

The one-off programme will be aired on ITV.

And the programme – which follows Ben and Victoria attempt to climb Everest – will last an hour.

What is the show about?

Ben Fogle and Victoria Pendleton are put through their paces as they attempt to climb Everest
Instagram/Ben Fogle

The documentary follows presenter Ben Fogle and athlete Victoria Pendleton attempt to grapple with conquering Everest.

For two years the duo undergo intensive training in the run up to the challenge before setting off from Kathmandu to Everest’s Base Camp.

The pair are guided by British mountaineer Kenton Cool – who has topped any other European climber by reaching 12 Everest summits.

Our Everest Challenge follows the pair exploring the extremes in weather and emotions as they attempt to achieve what only 4000 people have managed to do.

And what 300 people have died trying to do – reach the top of Everest!

Who is Victoria Pendleton?

Victoria Pendleton is an Olympic winning cyclist
Victoria Pendleton : Instagram

Victoria is a former professional cyclist who was born in 1980 in Bedfordshire.

Victoria won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in the sprint.

She went on to win gold again at the 2012 London Olympics in the keirin and also got a silver before she retired from professional cycling.

She has also won nine World Championship golds, two European golds and godl at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

She later proved herself as a professional jockey and won her first race in March 2016 at Wincanton.

The Olympian was also a contestant in the tenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, where she was partnered with Brendan Cole.

In July Victoria announced that she and her husband Scott Gardner had split up.


Who is Ben Fogle?

Ben Fogle is an adventurer and TV presenter
Instagram/Ben Fogle

Ben, 44, was born November 3, 1973 in Westminster, London and is an English author, broadcaster and writer.

He was one of the original reality stars after rising to fame in the BBC show Castaway 2000 (in 2000), which followed a group of people marooned on the Scottish island of Taransay for a year.

Since he appearaed on Castaway he has worked as a television presenter for the BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Sky, Discovery and National Geographic.

He has hosted Crufts, One Man and His Dog, Countryfile, Country Tracks, Extreme Dreams With Ben Fogle, Animal Park, Wild on the West Coast, Wild in Africa, and Ben Fogle’s Escape in Time and New Lives in the Wild.

In 2006, Ben married Marina Hunt, from Austria, who he met while walking his dog in Hyde Park.

They share a son and a daughter together.