The 2017 Cableway Charity Challenge

The 2017 Cableway Charity Challenge


The green teams rocked an impressive 47 summits up Table Mountain at the Cableway Charity Challenge on Saturday 1 April, 2017. Image by Luigi Bennett.

R945 000 raised for charity and 738 summits of Table Mountain in record time – those are the highlights of a fantastic 2017 Cableway Charity Challenge, held on Saturday 1 April 2017.

As the title sponsor of the event, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway entered three teams – including our MD, Wahida Parker – and our green team members did us proud! Our team members managed an impressive 47 summits of the mountain between them, with Lamla Pokolo rocking six summits.

The day saw a number of record-breaking summits, including by the youngest participant, 13-year-old Adam de Waal, who completed five summits. At the other end of the age spectrum, 71-year-old Hilmar Luckhoff, the oldest challenge competitor, completed four summits.

Team Allan Gray, the top corporate sponsor, climbed all-new heights with 28 summits in the fastest time, at 50 hours and 37 minutes.

Here are few social media posts from the Cableway Charity Challenge:


What a day it was on Saturday doing the Cableway Charity Challenge! From sunrise to wasn't romantic or pretty with the severe quad and groin cramps I experienced but I managed to do 5 Table Mountain summits! I reeaally wanted to do 6 but with just over 2 hours remaining, it was juuust not enough time to make it. Shouts to my coaches Nazeem and Amelio who introduced me to these mountain tings and I could not have done it without you guys! Even though it wasn't easy spending all day on this mountain, it's sooo much harder for those who are in need and that was my motivation which helped me push on through! I am grateful and humbled that I could use my fitness to give back in such a tiny way. Major thank you to all my sponsors! �� #CrazySooperHeroDreams #FitnessWithAPurpose #CableWayCharityChallenge #GiveBack

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