/ Big Hex - Scotland's new climbing challenge
It starts in May 2013 and runs through until September, then repeats yearly thereafter.
For more information on Big Hex and how to take part visit http://www.bighex.org
I think personally that all driving time should be "off the clock" - of course there is scope for cheating but if someone wants to cheat they can do it anyway. Challenge should be in the climbing, not in flying up to Skye as fast as possible to shave time off.
Some classic routes getting mega traffic- is there a portion of the profits gong to the local area/economy/mrt?
With regards to controlling hoardes from descending on the routes, when you register with Big Hex, we agree a mutually suitable "window" for your team to make the attempt. This allows us to have control of who will be on the mountain doing Big Hex, and as such control the numbers. It also allows us to inform the local MRT of the anticipated names and numbers at any given time. ALL money goes to MRCofS, every penny. If participants wish wo raise further funds for their favourite charity/organisation, then they are free to do so, so long as they raise the minimum amount for MRCofS.
With regards to ethics on completion times, refer to rule no 9 (below). This is a fun challenge for a good cause and should be entered into in that spirit.
9. All declared times will be taken on the word of each participant and logged as such. However, any participant who is found to have knowingly falsified or concocted completion times will be disqualified from the challenge and forfeit their deposit. This is a challenge for a great cause, not a vessel for advertising your flagging ego. We rely on your honesty.
Thanks again for your input, very much appreciated and always welcome!
Our website has now been updated http://www.bighex.org
This is not a vessel for advertising your flagging ego. We rely on your honesty.
Thanks for all who provided input.
An update on our preparations for the first attempt later this month and an insight into how we came up with the idea.
Join in and raise funds for MRCofS.
We would expect anyone taking part in the Big Hex Challenge to act responsibly whether they are climbing, walking, driving, camping, bothying or indeed socializing during the course of the challenge. We managed to do so without any problem.
If three guys in their 50's can comfortably and safely do it within 36:30 then I am sure that any sensible, younger and fitter party can better this without being reckless, unless you are the type of person who struggles to control your flagging ego.
Big Hex - putting the fun into funds for mountain rescue.
This successful attempt falls into the 48 hour category. A fabulous effort.
Sponsorship raised for this attempt stands currently at over £500.00 for Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland.
Can you improve on their effort?
Big Hex - putting the fun into funds for Mountain Rescue.
This will be updated shortly on our website.
Please get involved and raise funds for MRCofS. Lets double the amount raised for next year.
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