U of W Students Competing in ‘Great Rock Climb’

U of W Students Competing in ‘Great Rock Climb’

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

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