The third edition of the Rhino Peak Challenge (RPC) will see 24 elite ultra-trail athletes and ‘People of Influence’ from the world of sport and conservation take on the Rhino Peak in the Southern Drakensberg on World Rhino Day on 22 September to raise funds for Rhino conservation and the preservation of the critically endangered Bearded Vulture.
2007 Rugby World Cup winning captain John Smit has accepted the offer to take on the gruelling Rhino Peak Challenge on World Rhino Day, 22 September to help raise funds for the embattled rhino and bearded vulture populations in South Africa.
With the Endangered Wildlife Trust in the minds of all those who took on the 2016 Rhino Peak Challenge, the howling winds and tough conditions did not deter the athletes who ran and hiked the 21 kilometre route and raised around R309 331 for the wildlife projects.
Rory Scheffer and Holly Page celebrated World Rhino Day on Thursday by overcoming treacherous conditions and wind gusts of over 100 kilometres per hour to shatter the records for the Rhino Peak Challenge, setting new male and female Fastest Known Times (FKTs) for the 21km journey from Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens to the top of the iconic Rhino Peak and back.
‘Farmer Glen’ Haw and the KAP sani2c have gotten behind the 2016 Rhino Peak Challenge in an effort to help the event that takes place on World Rhino Day on Thursday, 22 September, contribute as much money as possible to the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s fight against the plight of both the Rhino and the Bearded Vulture.
Ixopo farmer and founder of the world famous KAP sani2c MTB race Glen Haw is eager to take on the Rhino Peak Challenge on Thursday 22 September, pooling his passion for adventure sports with his desire to contribute to Rhino and Bearded Vulture conservation.
After nearly two decades of tireless work to try and protect the endangered Bearded Vulture from extinction, ecologist Dr. Sonja Krüger will join the group of influential people to complete the Rhino Peak Challenge on World Rhino Day on Thursday 22 September, mindful that the funds that are being raised will help the next generation of vultures being raised in her captive breeding programme.
Combining her passion for trail running, conservation and the Southern Drakensberg at the 2016 Rhino Peak Challenge on Thursday 22 September excites former paddler turned trail runner and adventure racer, Robyn Owen.