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Twin Peaks Challenge

Do you like skyscrapers in London, are you fit, do you and fancy doing your bit for charity? If so the London Twin Peak challenge could be just the thing for you.

Held on the 23rd of May 2010, it features two tall buildings - Citypoint and the Broadgate Tower. The idea is to run up to the top of them one at a time, either as an individual or as part of a team of four. This translates into clambering up 67 storeys, 284 metres (a height roughly equivalent to the under construction Pinnacle), and 1512 steps, almost five times the number inside the Monument.

It shouldn't be underestimated just how hard this can be to do. Even if you are in good physical shape only those who are familiar with the insides of skyscrapers will know that the real struggle isn't going up lots of stairs, but the seemingly unending repetition of floor-after-floor that makes it as much a mental as physical challenge.

The idea behind this sadomasochism is to raise for charity at least 200 per entrant for Action Against Hunger by first scaling Citypoint as quickly as possible, then walk to the Broadgate Tower and rush up it to the finish line. Once across the finish, those who have not dropped dead from exhaustion will be able to enjoy a free massage and refreshments as they get to take in the impressive view from almost 150 metres up.

To enter the event there is an initial registration fee of 35 per person with each participant then expected to raise a minimum of 200. More details can be found at http://www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/twinpeak/

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Broadgate Tower

Broadgate Tower
Citypoint

Citypoint
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The Monument
The Broadgate Tower
The Broadgate Tower