Luke Wyndham - Bolivian Trekking Challenge

Luke's Story

How many people can say that they have truly been able to follow their dream. 

41 year old father of two, Luke Wyndham caught the climbing bug after completing an indoor climbing introduction course at a local indoor climbing centre.

Luke will be attempting to climb 6,400 metres (21,000 feet) of the Bolivian 4 mountain peaks over 22 days, combating altitude sickness and extreme weather conditions - the ultimate trekking challenge. 

To prepare for the challenge Luke is currently spending four to six days per week training, using a combination of exercises to build core strength and power. This includes several hours at the gym each day as well as regular trips to indoor climbing centres such as High Sports, based at K2 in Crawley.

As the challenge draws nearer the training regime will become more rigorous, and is to include participation in several adventure style races and even marathons.

Luke’s 22 day expedition starts in La Paz, Bolivia on Saturday 11th July culminating in the 6,462m summit of Illimani 19 days later.

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