Wednesday, 25 May 2011

NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD SET ON SUNDAY BUNGY SUNDAY 8 May 2011, Bloukrans



Local businessman, philanthropist and single father Scott Huntly, has successfully entered himself into the history books by completing the most bungy jumps, within 24 hours.


On the 8th of May 2011 the crew from Face Adrenaline helped make Scott’s dream a reality by assisting him to complete this spectacular feat of 107 jumps off of the Bloukrans Bridge, the world’s highest commercial bungee, in a time of 09h09m38s - and that was with a break in between the jumps. Scott actually broke the record at 105 jumps which he achieved in 07h39m, smashing the previous world record which was set by New Zealander Mike Heard, who in August 2008 performed 103 bungee jumps in 10hrs19 min under the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The combined effort from the team and Scott has successfully placed Scott’s name in The GUINNESS WORLD RECORD books as the man with ‘the most bungee jumps in 24 hours’.

This event has generated vast amounts of awareness for the crucial need for the uplifting of communities in South Africa. Scott’s main aim on this project was to raise funds to uplift communities, especially in terms of nutrition, education and fitness (overall wellness).

The event wouldn’t have been possible without the help from his sponsors, Ferrum Crescent Limited, Sylvania Platinum Limited, Magnum Mining & Exploration Limited, Bezant Resources Limited. Our partnership with Let’s Play will allow us to support community projects that use sport to bring about required the upliftment. Let’s Play’s aim is to elevate awareness of our social situation and to introduce and encourage play, activity and sport in schools and at home. Scott is well on his way to achieving his goal and commencement on community initiatives will begin soon.

Other Supporters of the project included: Red Bull, 130 Smoothie, MARQUEONE Sport &
Entertainment, Circle of Life and FasTrackKids.

However, not only has Scott set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD - Now with the backing of a global sponsor on board, Scott will attempt yet another record and extraordinary feat of jumping off each of the highest commercial bungy’s on each the 7 continents, in 7 months. And so begins the ‘Bungy Sevens’ - 70 Jumps. 7 Continents. 7 months. As Scott sets yet another world record, proceeds raised will be allocated to uplifting communities and children’s wellbeing.

Individuals or companies wanting to make a donation or pledge can mail hayley@marqueone.co.za.

Pictured above is Scott receiving his Guinness World Record Certificate from Guinness Adjudicator

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