Alex Jones completes Sport Relief rock-climbing challenge

Posted: March 21, 2014 by kirisyko in Climbing, Rock Climbing
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Alex Jones has completed her Alex Against the Rock challenge for Sport Relief.

The One Show presenter arrived at the summit of Moonlight Buttress in Utah’s Zion National Park earlier this evening (March 20), after scaling the 1,200ft rock.

Alex Jones completes her Sport Relief challenge at Zion National Park in Utah

© Rex Features / Trevor Christensen

Alex Jones completes her Sport Relief challenge

Jones – who began the challenge on Tuesday (March 18) – was said to be emotional and relieved when she completed the tough feat.

She said: “I can’t believe I’m at the top, it’s such a feeling of elation. I just wanted to touch solid ground for so long.

“Everything aches. The bottom of my back, my hands are in pieces.”

The presenter spent two days and nights taking on the task, which had her sleeping in a tent suspended from the rock.

Alex Jones completes her Sport Relief challenge at Zion National Park in Utah

© Rex Features / Trevor Christensen

Alex Jones completes her Sport Relief challenge

Jones trained for three months ahead of the gruelling challenge, which saw her burn up to 700 calories an hour.

The 37-year-old’s progress was documented on The One Show throughout the week, with her full journey due to air in a special documentary this Sunday (March 23) at 3.15pm on BBC One.

Ahead of the task, Jones told Digital Spy that she hoped her challenge would inspire girls to “get out there and do something”.

She added: “On top of raising a lot of money hopefully for a brilliant cause, I feel so much better for having had to get my act together and do some serious exercise – I feel stronger and healthier.

Alex Jones completes her Sport Relief challenge at Zion National Park in Utah

© Rex Features / Trevor Christensen

Alex Jones completes her Sport Relief challenge

“And hopefully if anyone out there thinks, ‘Oh, I might give it a go then’ – I think that’s also a really important message that Sport Relief carries.”

Money raised from the challenge will be spent helping people in the UK and around the world, including those affected by Typoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

If you want to sponsor Jones, visit the official Sport Relief website.

Read more: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a559150/alex-jones-completes-sport-relief-rock-climbing-challenge.html#ixzz2wboIjdJJ

 

Comments
  1. arnie118 says:

    Reblogged this on imborntotri and commented:
    ………….Alex Jones completes her challenge! Excellent, well done!

  2. Tim Hansen says:

    very inspirational 🙂

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