What is the 7 Summits Bermuda Challenge?
Only 347 (as of December 2011) people have managed to climb the seven summits-the highest peak on all seven continents. John Layfield will be attempting to plant a Bermuda flag on the top of the highest peak of every continent in an effort to raise money for kids in Bermuda through the Family Centre. This will take place over a 2 year period.
John is covering all expenses for the climb. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Family Centre. All donations will get a personal thanks from John.
Every kid has a mountain, we encourage them to climb them-step by step. We work with Bermuda's kids on a daily basis helping them realize their dreams and potential. We do our best to lead by example-I'm a 45 year old man who has had a broken back, two herniated discs and nine major surgeries but I am no different from anyone else-we all have our own problems physical or otherwise. Everybody has got rent to pay and everyone has problems, it's what you do with adversity that makes you successful. This is the message we tell kids and the message we live, and the message I want to instill in every young person we work with. This, to me, is the message of the Seven Summits Bermuda Challenge. - John Layfield-former pro football player and longest reigning WWE Champion in Smackdown TV history and currently runs Beyond Rugby Bermuda with the Family Center.
Recent Media Coverage:
|Mt Elbrus Climb-summit day decision|
|Written by John Layfield on July 1, 2012 @ 5:20:59 AM|
|I had three goals in tryingto climb the highest mountain in Europe, 18,511 feet high Mt Elbrus. I wanted to raise money forthe kids I work with daily in Bermuda (Beyond Rugby Bermuda), I wanted to planta WWE and Bermudian flag on the summit and I wanted :: continue|
|Why I am climbing! The whole Seven Summits program explained.|
|Written by John Layfield on June 5, 2012 @ 5:25:15 PM|
|Only a week away from leaving for Russia for my first mountain, Mt Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe and my first of (hopefully) Seven Summits. According to Wikipedia 15-30 people a year die on Elbrus but that mountain has never faced a 'Wrestling :: continue|
|Acclimatizaion on Mt Elbrus and my Sherpas|
|Written by John Layfield on May 28, 2012 @ 3:01:49 PM|
|Folks ask how long I will be up on Mt Elbrus-the key is the acclimatization phase which takes about four days. This is where you stay at base camp and make several trips up mountain and back down, this increases the red blood cells in the body which allows :: continue|
Year 1Mt. Elbrus | June 17-30th
Highest Mountain in Europe, located in Russia
Highest Mountain in Africa
Highest Mountain in South America
Year 2Mt Vinson-January, Antarctica
Highest Mountain in Antarctica
Highest Mountain in North America
Rock training for Cartensz in US Northwest, September
Mt. Catensz-October, Indonesia
Highest Mountain in Oceania
Year 3Mt. Everest-Nepal, Spring 2014.
Highest Mountain in the World
|Mountain Madness is the group that will organize trips for John.|
Mt. Elbrus | First Mountain