Drayton & Taverham

Christmas charity climbing challenge

Just Regional
Dec 17, 2015 1 min read

This Saturday, 40 children and young people are embarking on their annual Christmas climbing challenge to raise funds for the OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN).

The Junior and Senior Ascenders Climbing Clubs at OPEN are attempting to collectively climb 10,000 meters in one day.

This attempt follows on from their successful challenge last year to climb the height of Mount Kilimanjaro which is the highest freestanding mountain in the world standing at 5,895 metres high.

In order to successfully complete this challenge the climbers will have to make just over 830 ascents of the 12 metre climbing wall at OPEN, which is Norfolk’s tallest indoor climbing wall.

James Kimber, aged 14 and one of the members of the Ascenders club said “We have gained so much from taking part in climbing at OPEN that we wanted to be able to give something back and raise funds for them and this challenge is an excellent way to do this”.

Anyone who wishes to support OPEN’s Ascenders Climbing Clubs can make a donation by texting OYTN15 and the amount they wish to give to 70070.  Alternatively visit our Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/oyt/

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