Everest legends Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott, with ‘lead climbers’ from Langdale Primary School, led off the 29,000 feet ascent of vertical ice at the Climb for CAN Everest Ice Wall Challenge last weekend on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June.
The sponsored charity climb featured more than 200 climbers from across the country, and each one had between 30 to 60 minutes to climb the ice wall at King Kong Climbing Centre, Keswick as many times as possible. For many of the participants it was their first climb with crampons and ice axes.
World class climber and CAN Trustee Leo Houlding climbed the wall 50 times in just 45 minutes.
The event was a success and raised approximately £36,000 for Community Action Nepal.
The challenge was organised by Rupert Bonington with the help of King Kong Climbing Centre and the event sponsors: Berghaus, Mountain Fuel, King Kong Climbing Centre and HH Reeds Printers.