Looking back on a record breaking year
What does it take to get you going on a Monday morning? A brisk run? A hot shower? A strong coffee? How about abseiling 564m down three of the City of London’s most iconic buildings?
City Three Peaks
40 brave men and women faced this ultimate wake-up call on Monday 7 September 2015. As the sun rose over London, they prepared to abseil 564m (1916ft) down 30 St Mary Axe, The Leadenhall Building and 20 Fenchurch Street, otherwise known as The Gherkin, The Cheesegrater and The Walkie-Talkie. They had chosen to take part in the City Three Peaks challenge to raise vital funds for The Outward Bound Trust and Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).
Record breaking event
The City Three Peaks was to be the longest civilian abseil in history. Descending the three iconic buildings had never been attempted in one day before. We were honoured to bring together some of The City’s biggest and most philanthropic individuals and organisations, joining forces to achieve something truly remarkable. It is with immense pride that we can now confirm that the total raised from the City Three Peaks is £2 million. For both charities this is an absolutely transformational amount of money.
The City Three Peaks Challenge was an extraordinary day. Brave and generous people helped two charities really make a difference. We are immensely grateful to those who were inspired to take part. Robert Robson, CEO RNRMC
Nick Barrett, Chief Executive of The Outward Bound Trust, said: “Never before had anyone abseiled down these three major London landmarks. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who supported the event – most especially the brave individuals who took part. Raising £2 million in just one day exceeded our expectations. This money 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.”
We hope you will join us in sending a huge thank you to everyone involved in the event. The legacy of the City Three Peaks will live on for many Mondays to come.