Today was the day that Abi, Anna, Tim (Massey) and Andy (stepping in at the last minute for Peter, who couldn’t make it) embarked upon a 30 foot wall climb in aid of our charity of the year, Macclesfield Neonatal Unit.
Who’d of thought, 30 foot is actually pretty high…
Andy and Tim were up first…. Tim flying up the “easy” side (we were told it was easy by some soldiers, so that means it was actually really difficult), while Andy had a go at the (really) difficult side. They both made it to the top. They did brilliantly.
Next up were Abi and Anna, who both did really well, making it to the half way 15 foot mark. They only have little arms, and just couldn’t reach some of the climbing pegs! After giving it a good go, plummeting into the tarmac a good 25 times each, they were forced, with shaking hands, broken nails and grazed fingers, to retire.
Next up, Tim gave the (really) difficult side a try, getting within inches from the top before a pretty impressive spinning abseil to the ground. All with his safety helmet on backwards. Oops.
So there we have it. In summary, 30 foot is high. Climbing walls is (really) difficult. And falling from a height of 15 foot, dangling off a rope and landing on a soldier is pretty funny. (That one was Abi. Anna landed in somebody’s rucksack).
Good fun, and all for a good cause. If you’d like to contribute, you can find our JustGiving link here. Watch this space for further charity events! Graham’s Ironman competition this weekend, and a charity fun run in December.