A 9-year-old girl from Cheltenham has used her stairs at home to climb the entire height of Mount Everest during lockdown, in order to raise money for Sue Ryder Hospice.

It took Evie Lowicki 16 days to reach her at-home equivalent of Mount Everest's famous 8,848-metre summit.

In total the young lockdown adventurer climbed 3,781 flights of stairs, taking 58,070 steps in the process.

Her makeshift Everest ascent was the equivalent of 29,029 feet of climbing.

I thought it would be amazing too if I could go back to school and say that I climbed Mount Everest during lockdown.

Evie Lowicki
Evie slept in a tent after reaching the equivalent of Mount Everest base camp. Credit: GloucestershireLive/BPM Media

To make the quest as realistic as possible, the young climber even slept in a tent after reaching the height of Everest Base Camp.

Evie raised more than one thousand pounds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton in memory of her grandmother who was cared for by the charity.

She previously raised money for them by running the Cheltenham Half Community Mile several times.

I heard that because of the virus that there isn’t enough money for charities like Sue Ryder, who were there to help my Nanny before she died.

Evie Lowicki
Evie reached the summit on 15 May. Credit: GloucestershireLive/BPM Media

Evie, who attends Glenfall Community Primary School in Charlton Kings,came up with the idea for her latest fundraise after hearing about the virtual Everest Challenge on the radio.

The nine year old attends Glenfall Community Primary School in Charlton Kings. Credit: GloucestershireLive/BPM Media

We want to say a huge thank you to Evie for her incredible support at this challenging time.

Matt Reay, senior community fundraiser at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice