A Guinness World Record attempt raising money for the conservation of our precious rainforests
Nick Hollis is an international mountaineer who’s seen our impact on the natural world first-hand has chosen to raise awareness of the issue by supporting World Land Trust through his latest challenge.
Nick and his team have set a world record attempt to promote environmental responsibility and raise funds for the conservation to support conservation efforts at Laguna Grande Guatemala.
To complete the 721 Challenge Nick will climb the Seven Summits, ski the North and South Poles and row the Atlantic Ocean in world record speed. He has already climbed the highest mountain on every continent, completing the 7 Summits, now he has just two more challenges to go in his race against climate change.
The Seven Summits challenge sees climbers tackle the world’s highest peaks located on each of the 7 continents, and is a major mountaineering achievement. Nick has already completed the challenge, finishing on the summit of Mount Everest at the end of May 2019.
Being a qualified International Mountain Leader, he and his local guide Pemba were among the first to summit Everest in the season. Because of his experience and good condition he managed to capture rare footage of his summit attempt, which was later published by media channels around the globe.
The North and South Poles are still one of the frontiers of major expedition. The extreme conditions make them a monumental challenge and an extreme physical and mental challenge. Nick will be skiing the North Pole Final Degree and the South Pole full route.
When he’s finished he’ll be the 4th British person to have ever completed the 3 Poles, which includes Mount Everest. Nick will be taking footage of the challenge to distribute to the media, and he will also be sending regular social media updates via a Sat-Phone so followers can stay up to date with his polar progress.
Named the toughest rowing challenge in the world, Nick will be taking part in a race across the Atlantic Ocean with a teammate at his side.
Taking 40-50 days, once he’s reached the finish line he’ll be the fastest person to have conquered 7 Summits, 2 Poles and 1 Ocean.