We are now 50% of the way through our climbing challenge.  It is still amazing to see the S. Anselm’s community of parents, alumni and staff contributing so much, especially now our pupils are back in school.  Hopefully pupils will be raring to do more climbing when Easter comes – to work off those eggs!

With 58,475 metres climbed so far, that means we have summited Shishapangma (8027m), Gasherbrum II (8034m), Broad Peak (8047m), Gasherbrum I (8080m), Nanga Parbat (8125m), Annapurna (8091m), K2 (8611m) and we have started to climb Manaslu! 


Our mission leaders in the Form and House competitions so far are as follows:


Form Competition

1st  Parents  16173 
2nd  8R  9678 
3rd  Alumni  6980 
4th  Staff  6931 
5th  3F  3920 

House Competition

1st  Pitts  19015 
2nd  Churchills  11995 
3rd  Nelsons  11806 
4th  Wellingtons  5636 


With pupils being in school their contributions have understandably dropped, but with Easter coming, we know they will be set to catch up! 

Good work everyone but keep it up. 

Remember to send your photos in to Cheryl.stevens@anselms.co.uk

The Challenge: full details

For those who haven’t got started yet, it’s not too late!


A good starting point is to watch this helpful explanatory video from Mr Simpson >>

To enter, you simply need access to a staircase to climb (many times), and/or a fitness device that can can track elevation/stairs climbed, every time your family go out for a walk or bicycle ride.

Let’s get cracking, there is no time to relax!

How to enter


To get started, please submit an Entry Form for each individual who is taking part in the challenge. E.g. Nigel Mansell, not the Mansell Family.  Simply click on the image opposite >>

You should enter the total elevation gained from your daily exercise, or stair/steps climb in metres (which makes it much easier for Mr Simpson to calculate).

If you are climbing steps/stairs, please only count the steps you go up – not those coming down – and then divide your total by four, which will give you an approximate figure in metres.

Don’t forget to send your photos in to cheryl.stevens@anselms.co.uk


Good luck S. Anselm’s!