Rob Hill on the South Summit of Everest

on the South Summit of Everest, Just two year ago today, stood on top of and became the first person living with an , the result of Crohn’s Disease, to reach the highest peak on each of the . Rob’s No Guts Know Glory campaign to raise awareness of intestinal disease and was a huge success. Together with , Rob raised enough money to meet his research funding commitment to the — which is already making ground-breaking discoveries UBC study: Microbiota fend off intestinal infections!

“I’m very pleased to raise money for research,” said Rob. “When we started IDEAS almost 10 years ago, we created a mandate to increase the quality of life for people living with in North America. Research plays a vital role in that mandate. We’re proud to be a part of the IDEAS research centre at the University of British Columbia’s campus.”

Rob’s No Guts Know Glory Everest Expedition was one of the first to leverage social media to share the climbing story online with a global audience. This was made possible through partnership with expedition partners and ConvaTec. We used videos, photos and words to share the personal-side of climbing with an ostomy. You can read the summit day live blog, and all of the expedition blog posts using the archives feature on your right.

Although the climbs are complete, the fundraising and awareness work of IDEAS continues. Please donate today to help IDEAS find a cure for inflammatory bowel disease and increase the quality of life for people living through these debilitating illnesses. Please donate online now, or if you’d prefer, send a cheque to the IDEAS office:


#521 – 119 West Pender Street

Vancouver, BC, V5L 2N4

All donations over $20 will receive a Canadian tax receipt for charitable giving. For more information on IDEAS and its programs, Donate

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