- November 3, 2014 at 21:51 #2816
Some background first: I am currently working on a PhD in the Queen’s Cancer Center. Unsurprisingly, we have a pretty big fundraising campaign going on for Movember, which I am lucky enough to be involved in. Which brings us to…
“A fundraiser to conquer Everest- without having to leave Belfast”
The fundraiser idea is to scale the PEC climbing wall 885 times- roughly the equivalent of reaching the top of Mt Everest. (Depending on the number of climbers, 885 could be doubled to make it to the top of Everest and back again). We plan on assembling a team of climbers to complete this aim in x hours.
Where does the mountaineering club come in you ask?
Well, I can provide the climbers if you guys provide the belays.
All I’m asking is some of you donate an hour or so of your time to helping what I feel is a great cause. This plan is very much still beginning- we have yet to get in touch with the PEC regarding setting a time or date .
If you would be able to help out with this, I’d really appreciate it if you could let me know!
PS committee if this goes ahead can we use the harnesses please?November 3, 2014 at 21:53 #2818nbrowneModerator
Nothing in life comes for free 😛
All joking aside – dependent on whether I am around, I should be able to help…
Make sure you check to ensure no courses are on as well!November 3, 2014 at 22:18 #2820tprebsKeymaster
Cool idea, thought of doing something similar my self. Let me know when you need a belayerNovember 3, 2014 at 22:33 #2821ConorParticipant
AyeNovember 3, 2014 at 22:59 #2822AndrewModerator
I dunno Chris, I’m still a bit sore about you being my competition for freshers rep… Seriously though, i should be available if needed.November 3, 2014 at 23:22 #2823AnonymousInactive
Average person climbs 2 sets of ten, means 40ish climbers?November 4, 2014 at 08:53 #2824JoParticipant
Happy to help 🙂November 4, 2014 at 09:44 #2825The Club CatParticipant
So, if there’s 8 easily climb able panels, each one needs to be ascended ~110 times. If we assume an average time for one ascent is 3 minutes, that’s 3.5 hours per panel. And if we take Campbell’s estimate of 20 climbs per person (which strikes me as a little optimistic…) you will indeed need ~44 climbers, and each one will climb for an hour…
But yes, if I’m free, my grigri is yours.November 4, 2014 at 09:59 #2826MarkParticipant
Sounds fun, my belay skills and/or climbing skills are always available 🙂November 4, 2014 at 10:12 #2827tprebsKeymaster
2 sets of 10? pfft thats nothing on what we used to do in the morning Campbell!November 4, 2014 at 10:51 #2828AnonymousInactive
Was considering non climbers.
If you want to recruit us Chris, we used to do 50 between us in under an hour 😛November 4, 2014 at 10:51 #2829AnonymousInactive
Was considering non climbers.
If you want to recruit us Chris, we used to do 50 between us in under an hour 😛November 4, 2014 at 11:06 #2830
Yeah, I was thinking that for it to actually happen in less than 6 hours it may be a good idea to recruit some climbers to the cause!November 4, 2014 at 13:17 #2836The Club CatParticipant
I was also assuming non-climbers in my calculations. I offer my services as a climber as well, again if I’m free.November 4, 2014 at 13:34 #2837
So, we are hoping to do this on the evening of Thursday 27th.
The club is of course more than welcome to take part as well- this is a fundraising campaign, so obviously the more the merrier!
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