Over 100 Brits have already signed up for the Ski Everest World Record Attempt in support of UK ski charity Ski 4 Cancer. The challenge will take place on the slopes of Austria’s largest ski area (Saalbach) on Friday 11 March 2016.
Over 100 British skiers have signed up to take part in a new World Record Attempt in support of UK charity Ski 4 Cancer. To secure a new world record, 251 skiers will need to descend the height of Mount Everest (29,029ft/8848metres) on Friday the 11th of March 2016. This is the first time such a world record has ever been attempted.
Entitled the ‘Everest Challenge’, the Guinness approved world record attempt will take place in the Austrian ski resort of Saalbach. With more than 270 kilometres of piste and 70 ski lifts, the Skicircus is the largest ski area in Austria linking the resorts of Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Leogang and Fieberbrunn.
Several Ski 4 Cancer patrons are expected to attend and take part in the challenge. The famous Everest climber Rhys Jones will be participating and will be giving a talk about Everest the night before the event. Other Ski 4 Cancer patrons are expected to take part including Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards.
Participants in the World Record attempt will also be able to benefit from discounts off the cost of their ski holiday. Ski 4 Cancer is working closely with UK ski holiday providers and several local hotels in Saalbach to make it easier for people to take part in the challenge.
Andy Hayward, Trustee at Ski 4 Cancer explained “We’re looking for people from across Europe who want to become World Record Holders! To enable people to take part, we have teamed up with a number of local hotels and travel companies to make the costs very affordable. Fundraisers will also be able to get £150 off their next ski holiday by taking part”.
He continued “So if you’ve yet to book your ski trip for this year, why not join us. Become a World Record holder and help people living with cancer at the same time. We’re expecting at least 500 skiers from across Europe to take part. With a number of check-points and entertainment zones on the course, this event is going to be a lot of fun. There’ll be prizes for individuals and teams who raise the most funds for the charity and they’ll be a massive party afterwards for all those who have taken part.”
To find our more or to register for the event, visit www.ski4cancer.org/everest-world-record
Ski 4 Cancer was set up by a group of keen skiers and snowboarders who have all lost a close relative or friend to cancer. By providing a range of alpine respite holidays for families living with cancer, Ski 4 Cancer gives families something to look forward to at the end of treatment schedules or after a loved one has died. Ski 4 Cancer also makes grants to palliative care centres and supports research into the positive effects of exercise and how it can both prevent cancer and assist in recovery post diagnosis.
About Ski 4 Cancer
Ski 4 Cancer was set up by a group of keen skiers and snowboarders who have all lost a close relative or friend to cancer. By providing a range of alpine respite holidays for families living with cancer, Ski 4 Cancer gives families something to look forward to at the end of treatment schedules or after a loved one has died. Ski 4 Cancer also makes grants to palliative care centres and supports research into the positive effects of exercise and how it can both prevent cancer and assist in people’s recovery post diagnosis.
The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is the largest ski area in Austria. More than 270 kilometres of piste, varying degrees of difficulty and 70 lifts allowing winter sports lovers to ski their hearts out. Beginners will find 140 kilometres of easy runs to practice their turns. As well as a further 110 kilometres of diverse pistes for intermediates. For the experienced, there are 20 kilometres of black slopes, various snowparks, the Funcross, the new Snow Trials zone as well as the Ski and Boardercross.