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U of W Students Competing in ‘Great Rock Climb’

September 11, 2015 8:48 AM | News

Great Rock Climb

Students from the University of Winnipeg scale the Rock of Remembrance during the Great Rock Climb challenge on Friday, September 6, 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Students at the University of Winnipeg will try their hardest to scale a giant rock on the front lawn of campus today.

The 44th annual Duckworth Great Rock Climb features teams of three who race to scale the 25-ton granite “rock of remembrance.

The record of 9.8 seconds still stands as set in 1979.

The rock climb takes place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of 515 Portage Avenue.

Education minister James Allum, Wolseley MLA Rob Altemeyer and Jino Distasio, associate VP of research and innovation at the U of W will also be in attendance.

— Staff