the challenge 2009
To take two teams of 9
climbers travelling in minibuses from Cambridge to Ben Nevis in
Scotland. This is roughly a 500 mile drive which according to Google Earth
will take 9 hours and 2 minutes to complete. There, we will climb Ben Nevis,
and the guide books suggest this should take 5 hours to complete.
This is followed by
another 265 mile drive taking approximately 6 hours to Scafell Pike in
Cumbria, where the ascent and decent will take another 5 hours.
That's two out of three
Back in the vehicles
for a further 202 mile drive to Snowdon (Google Earth says 4 hours 12
minutes driving) and we're on the last stretch, a four hour climb up and
down the 3,560ft Welsh mountain.
That's 10 hours of
driving and 14 hours of climbing to complete the Challenge! Add to that all
the other driving, and we have a very busy weekend ahead of us !
Just a few facts on our
3,407 metres to climb,
or for the metrically challenged 11,172 ft
42 kilometres/26 miles
1,182 mile round trip
23½ hours of driving in
Our final team has now
been chosen, and we are no longer accepting any further applications to join
us at this time. So meet the team here:
Chris Welsh, Lynn
McGhee, Tim Blake, Paul Blacktop, Duncan Stephenson, Peter
Reynolds, Paul Taylor, Alec Pybus, Peter Ford, Richard Brusell, Simon Crow,
Andy Atkinson, Martin Binks, Simon Jackson, Mark Pleasance, Matt Fisher and Steven Card. Craig
Dave Roach and Chris Clingham are confirmed as expedition drivers.
And we're doing this
for charity ! Please have a look at the two local Cambridge charities we are
supporting. Click the links to the right to get a better understanding of
why we support East Anglia Children's Hospice and the Arthur Rank House
Hospice each year.
You can still
sponsor us here and show your support for these
two important Cambridge charities.