2:59pm Wednesday 25th September 2013
By Emma Rigby
BRAVE instructors at a Delamere adventure attraction will embark on a challenge in the hope of turning the idea of ‘Go Ape’ on its head.
Instructors at the Go Ape course in Delamere Forest will ascend the exact distance from the bottom of the ocean to the top of Mount Everest on Monday, September 30, by pulling themselves up a zip line – that’s 19,772 metres.
The team will be working together to raise money for Help for Heroes and Cancer Research UK.
Documenting each second of the challenge on a hand held camera and monitoring progress, the instructors will be ascending a 212m zip line 94 times – eight times an hour – to reach their target.
This equates to seven minutes and 30 seconds per ascent, with the challenge taking around 12 hours to complete.
It will test the pure endurance and dedication of the team.
James Godfrey, course manager at Go Ape Delamere said: “Both Help for Heroes and Cancer Research are very close to our hearts and appreciating members of both charities have faced so much hardship, we wanted to bypass the usual fundraising ideas and really challenge ourselves.
“Although it will be very demanding, we’re used to living life adventurously so the team is ready and raring to go.”
Donations can be made on the Go Ape Just Giving and BMyCharity Pages:
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