West Wight Sports and Community Centre is launching its annual sponsored climb today (Saturday)- with the hope of reaching the height of Mount Everest in 10 hours.
The height of the mountain is 8,840m- the equivalent of 1,264 individual climbs up the seven-metre indoor climbing wall at the West Wight Sports and Community Centre.
You can book a 30- minute slot between 9am–7pm in groups of three, organisers hope to encourage a bit of competition by introducing a leader board- with prizes up for grabs.
Clare Griffin, Manager of West Wight Sports and Community Centre, told Isle of Wight Radio,
“The wall is 7 metres high so each time someone gets to the top it’s another 7 metres towards the top of Mount Everest- which is 8,840 metres high so it’s a lot of climbs- 1,264 in 10 hours…wE WOULD LIKE TO SEE LOTS OF PEOPLE COME ALONG.”
To save your place call 01983 752168 or email [email protected]
More details can be found here.