High fliers to take on City Three Peaks Challenge

City 3 Peaks Challenge Photo ShardIt's been called one of the most ambitious charity fundraising events in the City of London’s history, with 40 thrill-seekers abseiling down three of the capital’s most iconic buildings.

On Monday September 7th, a select daredevil group of philanthropists, adventures and entrepreneurs will abseil a total of 1,916ft, from the top of – 30 St Mary Axe, The Leadenhall Building and 20 Fenchurch Street, otherwise known as The Gherkin, The Cheesegrater and The Walkie-Talkie.

The City Three Peaks Challenge, run by The Trust in association with The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity will provide a unique opportunity for daredevils looking for their next adventure and for those afraid of heights to conquer their fears!  

Never before has anyone abseiled down these three major London landmarks. This is an unprecedented and jaw-droppingly exciting challenge. It will create new, life-changing opportunities for young people across the UK to change their attitudes, skills and behaviours as well as supporting serving personnel, veterans and families through the work of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Nick Barrett, Chief Executive of The Outward Bound Trust

The event follows the success of The Descent of The Shard abseil which was organised by The Trust in September 2012, and raised £2.8m.

Funds raised from the event will help support 9-19 year olds access challenging and adventurous Outward Bound experiences. By participating on an Outward Bound course, young people raise their self-confidence, equip themselves with skills and positive attitudes, which in turn aids future success at school, work and for life.

Each lucky participant or organisation taking part in the City Three Peaks Challenge will commit to raising at least £100,000 for their triple abseil.

For more details, visit http://www.citythreepeaks.org/.