After initially deciding to take on Everest Base Camp to set the Guinness World Record for the ‘Highest Altitude Fitness Class’, Wild Training founder James Griffith has decided to take it a step further and attempt the record on Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro!
Speaking on his decision, James said, “Changing from Everest to Kilimanjaro was an easy decision. At 19,341 ft it’s a much higher altitude – which means an even bigger world record! I also get to do the workout at the very top of Kilimanjaro and not at the Base Camp like I would have had to do on Everest”.
To climb to this altitude is a feat in itself, requiring specialist training to physically and mentally prepare for the altitude and its effects on the body. James has already begun his training programme, which started in the Alps last month with ski touring and altitude workouts whilst talking part in a Wild Training Winter Camp (pictured above).
James when asked about the training commented, “Training is underway so I’m set for a big challenge but I’m confident that I can get it done and raise awareness and vital funds for Hope for Children.”
This will be the latest challenge to be undertaken by Wild Training, who are one of our corporate partners. Last year, their team took on a number of fundraising activities including the ultimate kettle bell challenge and an hour’s workout at the summit of Snowdon which involved carrying 200kg of equipment. James’ world record attempt will be the most challenging yet!
You can follow James’ journey on social media by searching #WildWorldRecord. To donate to his fundraising page, please click here. Go James Go!
Posted on April 25th, 2016