GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT
Welcome to the home of fundraising for Snow-Camp for my Guinness World Record attempt!
The Record: The Guinness World Record for the Greatest Vertical Distance Snowboarded in 12 hours.
The record currently stands at 19,000m, more than double the height of Everest. To beat the record will be a very significant physical challenge.
Date: 14th Feb, 2018 (weather and snow conditions permitting)
Location: The Tiger Run, the Wasserngrat, Gstaad, Switzerland.
Target: 26, 544m (3 times the height of Everest)
The Tiger Run is one of the most challenging slopes in Switzerland. With a vertical drop distance of 664m, it will take a minimum of 6-7 solid hours of hard snowboarding to beat the record. From then to the maximum 12-hour limit, I will be attempting to set a descent that will be difficult to ever beat.
I will be raising money for the awesome charity Snow-Camp. I have been an ambassador for this charity for a few years now and have seen first hand how they change young peoples lives and get them involved in the amazing snow sports community.
My target is to raise over £2000 to cover the cost of one new inner-city young person to complete the full Snow-Camp journey from start to finish - from rarely having left the inner-city environment, to accessing snowsports for the first time, to qualifying as a Snowsport England Instructor and inspiring the next generation of Snow-Camp young people.
I am particularly grateful to the Management of the Wasserngrat resort. They will close the Tiger Run for the day, run lifts for as long as necessary and offer free access to the full team in order allow this special record attempt to take place.
To help me to meet all GWR’s stringent timing and recording requirements, I have the support of a team of IB students and staff from the famous Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland. I will be relying on them to keep me going until I can go on no more.
I invite all to sponsor me as I push myself to the limit to help the Snow Camp cause.