World record match attempt for Steve Prescott Foundation

A group including a host of current and former players will aim to set a Guinness Book of Records World Record for the Highest Altitude Rugby League Match.

Adrian Morley, Lee Briers, Barrie McDermott, Garreth Carvell and Mike Wainwright are among a group of 36 who will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in October 2015 to raise funds for the Steve Prescott Foundation.

The challenge is to climb the 19341ft mountain in just five days instead of the more usual nine days. 

It will challenge each individual’s fitness and mental stamina at high altitude. Each climber aims to raise at least £4000 for the 3 charities of the SPF, the Christie Hospital, Try Assist and the Oxford Transplant Foundation.

Former Super League referee Steve Ganson is also taking part in the climb, and will officiate the full 80 minute game under RLIF rules.

Martin Blondel the General Manager of the SPF said: “This challenge epitomises Steve Prescott’s legacy.

“Steve would be elated so many people have stepped forward to take up this epic challenge and break a world record in the process which will never be beaten. 

“Every pound raised on this challenge takes us a step closer the magical million pounds raised by the SPF.”

 

To donate to the fundraising effort, click here

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