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Christ College Brecon Launches Epic 20 Year Mountain Challenge

Christ College Brecon is launching its ambitious 2041 Mountain Challenge this May which will invite intrepid individuals to push themselves to their limits and take on one of three different hiking routes around the Brecon Beacons.

The Challenge will then be held annually up until 2041 which will mark the school’s 500th anniversary, and will raise money year-on-year for the Christ College Brecon Foundation, which funds students’ bursaries, and Brecon Mountain Rescue.

Sponsored by Sam Hawking Property Lawyers, the routes will be manned by the Brecon Mountain Rescue team, while Fabian4, a specialist mountain event company, will be providing individual tracking and recording of competitor timings.

The three routes are a low level 10 mile, a high level 13 mile and a high level 23 mile, which will be an extension of the 13 mile walk, and will cover some iconic peaks such as Pen y Fan, Corn Ddu and Fan y Big.

Chris Kerr, Director of Outdoor Education at Christ College Brecon, said: “The 2041 Mountain Challenge will be a great opportunity for parents, students, Old Breconians and the general public to engage in an annual challenge where they can improve and push themselves year on year, whilst raising money for charity”.

“I’m excited to get out there for the inaugural challenge and look forward to seeing how it develops in the lead up to the school’s 500th anniversary.”

Martyn Thomas, Development Director at Chris College Brecon, said: “In the build up to our 500th anniversary, we wanted to introduce a new tradition that everyone in the community could get involved in. I look forward to seeing everyone there, this year and for the next 20 years.”

The inaugural 2041 Mountain Challenge takes place on 7 May 2022, and the deadline for signing up is 5 May 2022. Entry fees range from £5 to £25, and all junior participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Find out more at https://www.christcollegebrecon.com/our-community/2041-mountain-challenge/