Wanted on 12 June: 100 people to abseil 322ft down Trellick Tower in support of two London based, nationally involved youth charities
Friday 6th August 2010
The idea behind Everest In A Day is surprisingly simple. On 12 June, take 100 people; have them climb the 31 stories of Trellick Tower, one of London’s biggest landmarks, and then abseil 322 feet down with the help of Rock & Ice. A 322 foot drop done by 100 people is 32,200 feet. That is significantly higher than Mount Everest!
This exhilarating once in a lifetime event is open to anybody over 16 years of age and no abseiling experience is necessary. A smaller training wall (much smaller!) will also be available on-site. All abseiling will be directed by Rock & Ice, experts in abseiling and mountain climbing.
Everest In A Day will support the Next Generation project, a joint initiative between the British Schools Exploring Society (BSES) and MyGeneration that allows disadvantaged young people a fully mentored and supported 10 month programme of outdoor and expedition related skills training, culminating in a five-week wilderness expedition. Next Generation expeditions have taken London’s young people to places such as Madagascar and the Amazon Rain Forest in Peru.
"Everest In A Day is about much more than abseiling off Trellick Tower to raise cash for young people in our city," said Shaun Bailey, Director of MyGeneration. "We are helping the kids to develop transferable attitudes as well as transferable skills. With so much set against kids these days, this event is about helping them succeed." Issuing a challenge to Londoners to get involved in Everest In A Day to help young people, Bailey said, "We want to send you down, so that they can go up."
Individual participants are required to commit to raising a minimum of £250 in sponsorship which will be split between the organising charities BSES and MyGeneration. Interested participants are advised to log onto the event website at www.everestinaday.com to register as soon as possible. With only 100 abseiling slots available on the day, registration is being offered on a first come first served basis. Corporate sponsorship of the event is also available. Those interested are asked to contact the event organisers through the website.