SKY TOWER CHALLENGE
New Zealand’s defence personnel and emergency response services will go head to head in an inaugural challenge that will reach the Sky Tower’s highest point on April 20. It’s to help raise funds for the Auckland RSA’s Annual Poppy Appeal. Six teams will face a series of challenges to retrieve a flag from the mast of the Sky Tower, which is 328 meters high, from midday, and return it to ground level. The challenges include a military skills course - a climb up 1229 stairs, mock-emergency first aid scenario, climbing the mast of the Sky Tower with a 91m vertical ladder climb and abseiling 160 metres down the Sky Tower. The teams will light the Sky Tower with the Poppy emblem later that night.