Break the he mixed pair record in aim to raise funds for growing mountaineering, trail running, tourism and healthy lifestyles amongst the youth and unemployed across South Africa..
• Record the fastest time for a mix pair • Raise funds to train 2 unemployed youth to become mountain guides
The 9 Peak Challenge is a non-stop endurance challenge that encompasses a daunting 3500km of driving across the 9 provinces of South Africa, 130km of mountain running and self-navigating over harsh terrain and 8500m of elevation gain (height of Mount Everest) climbing to the highest summits of each province. A journey most certainly reserved for athletes with a true sense of grit!
The challenge of climbing the highest peaks of each province has been around the dawn of a new democratic South Africa in which the provinces of the country were increased from 4 to 9. Today, the challenge is commonly called the 9 Peaks Challenge and is entered by individuals and teams each year wanting to take on the record, raise funds for charity or just participate for the excitement of a mountaineering and trail running challenge that takes one across South Africa’s most picturesque and monumental landscapes. The decision to step onto these majestic mountains requires not only basic survival and mountain-climbing knowledge, but also a respect for the terrain, patience and consideration for one’s teammates and a purpose to climb.
Saray Khumalo and John H Nieuwenhuizen will be taking on the mixed pair record in aim to raise funds for growing mountaineering, trail running, tourism and healthy lifestyles amongst the youth and unemployed across South Africa..