Businesses are being asked to send their employees on a challenge of Himalayan proportions.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the conquest of Mount Everest, the Brighton-based charity Off the Fence wants to put together a team to go to the Everest base camp.

It is looking not only for team members from companies to raise cash but also corporate sponsors.

All money raised from the challenge will help the homeless and a children's hostel.

For more details, call 01273 733732.