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.
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.
A group of KwaZulu-Natal’s top trail running talent have bandied together ahead of the 2016 Rhino Peak Challenge on Thursday 22 September to raise much needed funds for and awareness of the plight of two highly endangered wildlife species.