The five members of our very fit digital team – Adam, Cat, Martin, Sarah and Lynsey – joined X Factor star Shayne Ward and a cast of a 1,000 to climb all the 932 steps up Tower 42. To put that into perspective, that’s about five times the number of steps in Covent Garden Tube, one of the deepest in the capital.
The elites included 73-year-old Orival Martins – the oldest person to ever attempt Vertical Rush – who flew all the way from Sao Paulo in Brazil to take part. In spite of his jetlag, Orival still managed to finish with an impressive time of 11 minutes 52 seconds.
One of the “completely out of breath” climbers told The Capitalist: “City A.M. has a history of supporting good causes, but this time we wanted to really push ourselves that little bit further.”
As of yesterday, the team had raised 87 per cent of its target of £800, so with a little push, we can break through and help this very deserving cause.
You can help us get there by going to www.justgiving.com/CityAM – go on, they suffered so you wouldn’t have to.