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Do you have a head for heights?

Take on the ultimate Power Peaks Challenge! 5-6th July 2012.


From Ben Nevis to Barclays

On Thursday 5th July Diana Award Holders and teams from Barclays Debt Finance, will be reaching for the skies in a thrilling vertical challenge all to raise money for charity.

Two teams, each 30 strong, will take on two separate challenges; the Three Peaks or Three London Towers challenge.

The first team will attempt the national three peak challenge; climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, Snowdon in Wales and Scafell Pike in England in just 24 hours. In terms of scale, the three peaks total 11,177 feet, involves walking 26 miles and travelling 482 miles. Put into context, this is like climbing the Wildhorn in the Swiss Alps, while walking a marathon and driving from London to Strasbourg all in the same day! This amazing experience is open to over 18′s only. There is an option available to complete only one of the three peaks.

In contrast, the second team will be taking on the daunting fitness challenge of climbing three of the tallest buildings in London. This event will commence the minute the teams finish the three peaks challenge on 6th July. The team will be scaling the Heron Tower (46 storeys), 1 Canada Square (50 storeys) and Barclays office in Canary Wharf (32 storeys), aiming to complete this in 4 hours. The combined total is higher than the second tallest building in the world, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel in Saudi Arabia, with the added difficulty of having to stop and start with travel in between. Open to Award Holders aged 12 upwards (those aged 12 – 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult). There is an option available to complete only one of the three Towers.

The Power Peak Challenge is to scale three peaks and three towers in 27 hours! Are you up for the challenge?

Both teams will be raising money for Together for Short Lives and the Diana Award. Together for Short Lives is the only charity working across the UK which helps ensure that every child who is not expected to reach adulthood and their family has the best possible care and support whenever and wherever they need it. The Diana Award recognises the achievements of young people through a categorised award scheme honouring inspirational children and providing a vehicle through which young people are supported in achieving their true potential, for themselves and their communities.

If you would like to be involved with fundraising by taking part in either all or part of the Three Peaks or Three London Towers Power Peak Challenge then please email Katie for more details: katie.marple@diana-award.org.uk

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