The Climb – Reach new heights to beat children’s cancer!
Thursday 01 Oct - Saturday 31 Oct 2020
This October NECCR is launching a virtual challenge to get people climbing and see how high you can go throughout the month.
With 6 challenges to choose from, there's something for everyone!
1. Tosson Hill, Simonside, Northumberland (440m) Holly's Challenge
Tosson Hill is the highest hill in the Simonside Hills to the south of Rothbury in Northumberland, England. The summit lies about 2 kilometres west of Simonside, the best-known summit of the Simonside Hills. Milestone achievements along this route include The Angel of the North (20m) and Penshaw Monument (136m)
2. Ben Nevis, The Scottish Highlands (1,345m) Fahad's Challenge
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles and is located in the historic county of Inverness-shire. Translated into English, Ben Nevis means "Venomous mountain" or "mountain with its head in the clouds". Snow can be found on the mountain almost all year round. Milestone achievements along this route include the Petronas Twin Towers (452m) and the Burj Kalifa (829m)
3. Machu Picchu, The Andes, Peru (2,430m) Caroline’s Challenge
Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru. Built in the 15th century, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, and panoramic views. Milestone achievements along this route include Mt Vesuvius (1281m) and Mt Tongariro (1978m). Image taken and donated by Dawn Gumbley
The Matterhorn is a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main border between Switzerland and Italy. It is a large, near-symmetric pyramidal peak in the Pennine Alps, whose summit is one of the highest in the Alps and Europe. Milestone achievements along this route include El Capitan (2458m) and Mount Wade - the highest peak in Antarctica (4085m)
5. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa (5,895m) Tyla's Challenge
Mt Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania with three volcanic cones. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world. The oldest and youngest people to reach the summit unassisted are Anne Lorimor (89yrs), and Theodore Margaroli (10yrs). Milestone achievements along this route include Mont Blanc (4810m) and Malika Parabat (5290m)
6. Mount Everest, Himalayas, Nepal/China (8,848m) Dylan’s Challenge
Mount Everest is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located on the China–Nepal border (which runs across its summit point) in the Himalayas. Sir Edmund Hillary, and Sherpa mountaineer, Tenzing Norgay, were the first people to ascend Everest in 1953. It's a BIG climb! Milestone achievements along this route include the highest mountain in the Andes Mount Aconcagua (6962m) and K2 (8611m)