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andy Go Further’s Paul Tattersall is working as part of the crew filming Alex Jones on her mission to climb one of the biggest rock routes in the US for Sport Relief – Moonlight Buttress in Zion national park.

The One Show presenter has spent three months training for the climb has told the BBC: “I can’t quite get my head round hauling my body weight up one of North America’s tallest vertical rock faces.” The climb started yesterday and should finish on the 20th with some of the footage broadcast on BBC’s One Show over the next few days. Alex Jones is raising money for Sport Relief.

The climb is 10 pitches in lengths and the team will spend two nights on partaledges. Paul is helping to lead the route – one of the most sought-after lines in Zion – for the crew which is being filmed by Alley Cats for the BBC.

Paul has been keeping friends and family in Scotland updated with pictures and news of his trip to Zion. He sent these pictures last night. A veteran of many big-wall climbs in Yosemite, Paul reckons Zion is much more beautiful and rugged. He is working with long time friend and climbing partner Andy Kirkpatrick on the adventure. For more information and pictures and regular updates see the Go Further Facebook page.

 

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