Ever wanted to take part in a world record attempt? Then help to climb the height of Mount Everest next month at Ellis Brigham’s Vertical Chill indoor ice climbing wall, as part of the Everest 24 Challenge.
Taking place on April 2 – 3 in London’s Covent Garden, the challenge will see climbers Mollie Hughes and Calum Mallory repeatedly scale the indoor ice wall until they have climbed the equivalent of 8848m, the height of Mount Everest. Throughout the challenge, which is expected to last just 24 hours, climbing enthusiasts are invited to join in by coming along to the wall for 20 minute taster sessions led by British climber Neil Grisham. The number of metres each person has climbed will then be added to the total record attempt.
An evening of adventure will follow the climb, with John Gupta of JCG expeditions set to speak of the effects of high altitude mountaineering and his own experience of Everest. The night will also see the premiere screening of a short mountaineering film starring Mollie and Calum, in addition to a fundraising auction and raffle where supporters can bid for experience days and other outdoor products.
Tickets cost £10; taster sessions are also £10 and will run on a turn up and climb basis.