£1m abseil for Help For Heroes

Discussion in 'Charities and Welfare' started by oldmuso, Jul 24, 2009.

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  1. Thought this was worth bringing to the ARRSE audience - especially as the support poll for the 'British Army Team' is a bit low :wink: The money raised is for Help For Heroes.

    Glasgow Evening Times: "A group of daredevil heroes are hoping to get into the record books by abseiling the height of Everest - and raise £1million for wounded British soldiers in the process.

    The Glasgow-based High Access Rescue specialises in plucking people from inaccessible spots like tower cranes or high structures.

    Members will be joined by the armed forces and rescue personnel from across Europe on Saturday (July 25th) in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record by abseiling from one of the highest cranes in the city.

    Each team member will climb a 45 metre tower crane at their Springburn training centre and abseil down around 60 times in 48 hours.

    When the challenge is complete, the total distance will equal Mount Everest, which is 8848m high."

    Links:
    Evening Times
    HART Rescue
     
  2. Sore legs after the first 50 or so reps I reckon!