News 2018

Matt Ellmer's Ben Nevis Challenge - Post Event Summary

3 July 2018


On Saturday 23rd June 2018 Matt Ellmer, The Regimental Casualty Officer lead a party of 47 to the summit of Ben Nevis. Consisting of past and present Grenadiers, family members and friends of the Regiment and including a double amputee, a Grenadier who had received life changing injuries and the sister of a Guardsman that had been killed on operations they all reached the summit, showing great determination and good humour under what can only be described as very challenging circumstances!

The links below highlight the consequences of military action and the life long liability that families and friends have to deal with, as they say ‘you never get over it, you just learn to live with it’.

If you would like to know more about the Grenadier Guards Ben Nevis Challenge 2018 please click on this link to see the Ben Nevis Challenge Flyer. 

The Colonel’s Fund Grenadier Guards gives vital support to wounded Grenadiers and bereaved families; this is an indefinite liability – ‘Once a Grenadier always a Grenadier’. Please click on this link if you would like to know more about The Colonel’s Fund.

Your donation would be gratefully received and would help towards Matt's target of £20,000 (current funds raised as at 04-Jul-18 stand at £11,539). Click on this link to donate at Matt Ellmer's JustGiving page.

This short video clip (click here) contains footage from the 2007 Afghanistan tour undertaken by the 1st Battalion and highlights the conditions and hardships encountered (Google account required).




Sgt Rob Broomes, DipFA, CeMAP, CertRP, MLIBF, MCMI

Senior Non-Commissioned Officer

Grenadier Guards Association