‘Climb, Cycle Run’ Challenge 2013

CLIMB 4810m, CYCLE 600 miles, RUN 82 miles

In August 2013 the challenges4change team successfully completed their craziest adventure to date. The ‘climb, cycle, run’ challenge was a mammoth 336 hour endurance challenge that was completely unique and untried before.

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The team climbed the 4,810m Mont Blanc unguided, cycled 600 miles from the base of Mont Blanc to Calais and then ran 82 miles from Dover to London, Tower Bridge, all back to back.  The climbing section itself was a challenge enough in the sense the group had zero climbing experience between them.  They undertook a weekend crash course in roping up and ice axe and crampon techniques, did their research and made it work.   To make matters more extreme, before the two week challenge the furthest any of the lads had run in on go was 30 miles and that was a training run 4 weeks before departure.  Before that the furthest any of them had run was just 17 miles.  Clearly the challenge was going to be one long slog.

Read Dan’s pre race blog here.

See the post trip video diary here.

Over £3,500 was raised for Glad’s House, Alzheimer’s Society and WaterAid charties.