Two fundraising friends are jumping for joy after completing a gruelling 17-hour stair climb in Yorkshire’s tallest building.
Jon Maiden, 30, and friend Liam Garcia, 26, climbed the height of Mount Everest by scaling the stairs of Bridgewater Place.
The pair completed 79 ascents of the 112-metre building in 17 hours, taking in over 2,500 storeys and 41,000 stairs.
Jon said: “It took a bit longer and was harder than we’d expected but we got there in the end.
“There were moments when our bodies were on the verge of completely failing and we had to help each other get through those low times.”
This is the first event of Jon’s ‘10 Challenges 4 Cancer’, which aims to raise £2,000 for the Association of International Cancer Research (AICR).
Other challenges include kayaking across Scotland, walking across Ireland, climbing 15 mountains in 24 hours and a three-day mock Ironman.
He added: “These are 10 adventurous endurance challenges which will push me to, and beyond, my physical limits.”
Liam’s next fundraiser will see him walking from John O’Groats to Cape Town to set a world record and raise £750,000 for water sanitation projects across Africa.
To sponsor Jon, visit his Just Giving website at: www.justgiving.com/10-Challenges-4-Cancer