The Outward Bound Trust City Three Peaks Challenge in conjunction with The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charitable Trust is a breathtaking abseiling endeavour on the greatest urban mountain range: The City of London.
On Monday 7th September 2015, a select, daredevil group will abseil from the top of three of the City’s most iconic buildings – 30 St Mary Axe (link), The Leadenhall Building (link), 20 Fenchurch Street (link), otherwise known as The Gherkin, The Cheesegrater and The Walkie-Talkie, 1,916ft down to the ground below. This epic descent - the longest civilian abseil in history and the first time anyone has ever abseiled down these building before - will raise life-changing funds for The Outward Bound Trust (link) and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (link): transforming the lives of young people as well as serving and former naval personnel in the UK.
In 2012, a team of 40 brave men and women, led by Outward Bound’s Chairman, HRH The Duke of York, abseiled over 787ft down the side of The Shard, making history and raising a transformational £2.8m in funds for The Outward Bound Trust and The Royal Marines Charitable Trust. Following the unprecedented success of this outstanding event, the supporters of both organisations were keen to know - what’s next? We knew if we were to follow in these prestigious footsteps, we had to make our next challenge even greater than the last; hence the City Three Peaks challenge was born. These three buildings have a combined height of double that of The Shard, and it is our hope that this event will continue and further excel the legacy that was created on that day in 2012.