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Your experience

The Skyscraper Challenge is an event like no other in the world. Prepare to take on an exhilarating, once-in-a-lifetime physical and mental challenge.

1. Event welcome

The event starts at our event village beside the iconic Cheesegrater.

Register and drop off your bag. Meet the team and your charity. Don’t forget to look up! You’ll soon be scaling up and down this iconic skyscraper.

2. The start line

Your tower run starts at the ground floor of The Cheesegrater. We will guide you to the start line at the base of the stairs and you will race up the stairs individually. Around every 30 seconds a new participant will start their tower run up the stairs.

3. The tower run

An epic climb of over 1,000 steps across 42 floors awaits.

You may be fast, you may be slow, whatever your speed our team, cheerleaders and charity partners will cheer you on the whole way.

4. Rest & refuel at level 42

Your tower run finishes on the 42nd floor.

Rest, refresh and recuperate at Landing 42. Enjoy awe-inspiring views of London’s most famous sites including The Shard, the Tower of London, St Paul’s and the Walkie Talkie.

Meet our charity partners but don’t get too comfortable, your next adrenaline fuelled challenge awaits.

5. Kit up

On the 42nd floor of The Cheesegrater you’ll meet your expert team. They’ll brief you on your next challenge.

Then kit-up. Put on your harness and helmet. Ascend to 51st floor, the roof of The Cheesegrater, and get ready!

6. The abseil

If you’ve chosen the Abseil challenge, your expert team will complete their final safety checks of your abseil equipment. Then it’s over to you.

You step over the edge alone. Do you have what it takes?

Feel the adrenaline pumping as you abseil solo for over 200 metres down one of the most iconic skyscrapers in London.

You will be taking on the UK’s current highest abseil!

7. The zipwire

If you’ve chosen the Zipwire challenge then you’ve decided the 51st floor isn’t high enough! You will climb one more floor to the highest accessible part of The Cheesegrater.

After final safety checks, it’s up to you.

Can you leap off and soar through the sky on the UK’s first skyscraper to skyscraper zipline?

Here’s the view from the zipwire take off point.

8. Celebratory finish

You will be part of the first team in the world to complete the Skyscraper Challenge.

On crossing the finish line you’ll be awarded the inaugural Skyscraper Challenge medal and your specially designed finisher’s T-shirt.

Join us at the post-event party for a celebratory drink and chance to admire some of London’s best views from Landing 42 at The Cheesegrater. Don’t worry we won’t make you run up the stairs a second time!

Your friends and family are welcome to join you at the Post-Event Party on Landing 42 to celebrate your amazing achievement. Each participant can invite a maximum of 2 people for up to 30 minutes.

For security reasons we need to know the names of all friends and family attending the Post-Event Party. Please ask them to fill in this form to secure their place otherwise it will not be possible to permit them access to Landing 42.

Find out about your event day experience

You will be one of the first people in the world to take on the London Landmarks Skyscraper Challenge. Find out what to expect on the big day.

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