Hard Rock Challenge: SUCCESS

© Mick Ryan -
An amazing achievement by Mark, Rich, Sam and all who have helped.

Best summed up by this letter that Sam posted on the Hard Rock Challenge Blog:

Dear Hard Rock Challenge Team,

On behalf of Cornwall Search and Rescue Team, and the wider Mountain Rescue community, I would like to offer our heartfelt thanks for what you are doing.

Many in Mountain Rescue have followed your progress with great interest, recognising what a truly amazing achievement it will be when you complete your final climb.

To undertake all of the Hard Rock climbs, and to do it in just five weeks, take passion, courage and determination. But it also takes something else; a lot of planning and support. That is why our thanks go not just to Rich and Mark but to your dedicated support team who have played a vital part in your success.

Whatever the total amount you raise may be, £3,000 or £30,000, does not lessen your achievement in any way. You have done a hugh amount to raise the profile of your causes - especially Mountain Rescue - and you are no doubt aware, every penny raised is desperately needed and will go directly to our central aim of saving lifes in wild and remote places (be it the moors of Cornwall or the Mountains of Scotland).

So as your challenge draws to a close, may we thank you once more, wish you the very best of luck with your remaining climbs and hope you enjoy the well deserved after party.

Yours sincerely

A Brelsford

Keep your eye on the forums and the HRC blog for official confirmation.

You can donate at:

The Hard Rock Challenge Blog:
The Hard Rock Challenge Website:

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17 Aug, 2007
Congratulations to the lads, Sam and all the people involved in the HRC. It's a fantastic achievement, especially given this summer's weather!
17 Aug, 2007
Very very well done.
17 Aug, 2007
It's not over until the fat lady singing - they still have to do their slide show! Big up for the team. I still think Tufa was the most prolific contributor to this though.
17 Aug, 2007
That was badass. 'Nuff said. -MagnuS
17 Aug, 2007
Well done to all, even more impressive considering the conditions they faced.
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