The Seven Summits Challenge 2014

The Seven Summits Challenge 2014

On Sunday 30th March 2014 Huddersfield Sports Centre will be the venue for this year’s Seven Summits Challenge.

This sponsored climbing event will involve teams of climbers attempting to scale the height of seven famous mountains from around the world by using the various routes of the Sports Centre’s Climbing Wall.

Running from 8am until 8pm participants can take part for the whole day, or just a part of it. All that is required is a commitment to raise at least £50 in sponsorship for the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team.

As well as an enjoyable day and friendly competition, participants will get a free week of climbing at Huddersfield Sports Centre, with the wall being open from Friday March 21st to Saturday March 29th to enable people to get some last minute training in. Climbers raising £50 or more will also get a free Seven Summits Challenge T-shirt, being generously provided by Xamax clothing. Spot prizes will also be on offer throughout the Challenge.

For more details contact Steve Hayes on

John Hodgson at John O'Groats

End to End

HVMRT member John Hodgson has completed a 1,957 mile ‘End to End’ sponsored motorbike ride to raise money for the team. John rode his 1981 Honda CX 500 bike from Marsden to John O’Groats before proceeding to Land’s End, returning to Marsden to complete the trip.

HVMRT is raising money to purchase the Marsden Fire Station so that we can make it our permanent headquarters. To donate to support John’s efforts on behalf of the team please see the options here, or simply text HVHQ13 £10 to 70070 to make a quick donation via your mobile phone. For other amounts just substitute £10 for your chosen donation.