Darren is a big powerful chap – I remember his exploits on the Ice Wall at Ellis Brigham’s a couple of years ago. As my mate Phil says, “He’s awfully keen on vertical climbing.”
The lads’ first five days of the Challenge has 8,000m of ascent. Breaking yourselves in easily then? Phew!
Still, he has youth on his side and with his mate Dave’s expertise in navigation (See recent copies of TGO) at least they won’t be getting themselves lost.
All power to you, Darren. That’s a BIG walk!