September 27th, 2019
Something big is coming to the world of obstacle course racing. When we say big we mean huge, enormous, positively MOUNTAINOUS. In fact it’s set to be World Record breaking.
Numerous records have been set on or around Obstacle courses over the years.
There was Ross Edgley and his rope climb to the height of Everest that he completed at Toughest’s event; Nuclear races and their massive monkey bars & Rat Race and their ever increasing length of monkey bars. This isn’t the only record Rat Race holds, their dirty weekend event sets a different one each year. So far they’ve organised the largest three legged race, largest underwear race and the largest race with competitors wearing stilettos, if memory serves us correctly. But these will all seem like a picnic in the park compared to what we have the privilege of exclusively sharing with you.
In Steps the WORLDS HIGHEST OCR…..
This truly unique event is set to be a Guinness World Record breaking experience of a lifetime. Set on and around Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.
60 lucky participants will get to take part in this exclusive once in a lifetime experience on the mountain that is dubbed ‘the roof of Africa’. It will see participants hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, once there they’ll complete a set of obstacles and challenges spread over a distance of 100 meters in one of the crators on the dormant volcano that is Kilimanjaro.
These obstacles will be completed by participants at a dizzying height of 5,895 meters which is 19,340 feet above sea level. The whole experience will span from the 12th until the 23rd of September 2020 and is designed to be an experience open to anyone with a passion for adventure. This bespoke experience includes everything from flights right through to the helicopter ride down to the VIP after party.
World’s Highest OCR is the brain child of Rob Edmond and Dave Pickles the Ex-military adventure experts, who have collectively summited Mt. Kilimanjaro 60 times between them and have helped organise OCR events that have catered for over 126,000 participants worldwide. You could say they’ve set their sights extremely high with this latest challenge. Already having guided over 2,800 people to the summit and set two other records in the crator of Kilimanjaro, it’s safe to say you’ll be in good hands with these two.
What you get…
Well apart from a good few years worth of bragging rights and also being able to tell your grandkids you’re in the Guinness book of world records. You get a unique finishers medal, a badge, Personalised Guinness World Records certificate and a height profile sponsor’s pack of clothing and equipment. As well as memories that will be with you for a lifetime.
Fancy it ?
This is what can only be described as an out and out adventure that will firmly place your name in the record books. Tickets are set to go on sale in late October 2019. For more information look out for our more in-depth piece in our autumn edition of Obstacle Race Magazine or check out the official website at: www.worldshighestocr.com to pre-register for more details.