James' training is going well and has definitely stepped up for the world record attempt in October. Climbing up Kilimanjaro is a challenge and then doing a 1 hour workout at the top is...
Different mountain... bigger world record!
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 Kili and not at the Base Camp like I would have had to do on Everest.
“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.”
James will begin his epic journey to the top of Kilimanjaro on 15th October! To follow his fundraising and training progress, click here
Go James Go!
Heading the Mt Kilimanjaro of all Wild training challenges!
Last year our corporate partners Wild Training took on various challenges to raise awareness for Hope for Children, including the ultimate Kettle Bell challenge and trekking up to the top of Snowdon with 200kg of equipment, where they completed an hours work out on the top before trekking back down again! This year founder James Griffiths plans to go one further and break records for our cause!
On 15th October 2016, James will be trekking up to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro where he will attempt to set the first ever Guinness World Record for the ‘Highest Altitude Fitness Class’.
"After the challenge last year climbing up Snowdon to do a Wild Training workout, we all asked the question... what is the highest recorded workout ever. The answer is no one has actually set the bar, so I thought that was a good enough reason to go for a world record. I really hope this challenge raises a load of money for Hope for Children and helps them give vulnerable children around the world the childhood they deserve.”
- James Griffiths