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A JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD !

This challenge is going to take us around the planet whilst reaching great heights & piles of squares - 178,000 to be precise, in order to reach the top of

Table Mountain, Cape Town in South Africa!

We are going to need 50 squares for every foot climbed!

[164 squares for one meter.]

 

 Our final target is 178,000 squares which ends our worldwide journey in the most appropriate place - the land of the KAS children - South Africa!

Here is our 197th target - Saka Haphong - Pakistan

- the pile needs to grow to 172,550! 

 

Here are some of the

recent targets!

We slipped right past the Matterhorn on the Swiss/Italian border!

 

ITEM

HEIGHT

Feet

HEIGHT

Metres

SQUARES

needed

 

The Liberty Bell - Philadelphia USA

3.0

0.9

150

 

The Little Mermaid - Copenhagen - Denmark

The Thinker - Paris - France

Venus de Milo - Paris - France

4.0

6.3

6.8

1.2

1.9

2.0

200

312

340

 

Greyfriars Bobby - Edinburgh - Scotland

Christ of the Abyss - Italy - Grenada - USA

7.5

8.3

2.3

2.5

375

415

 

Long Walk to Freedom Statue - South Africa

11.5

3.5

575

 

The Berlin Wall - Germany

David - Florence - Italy

12.0

17.0

3.6

5.2

600

850

 

Nelson Mandela Statue - Sandton - South Africa

19.5

6.0

975

 

Stonehenge - Amesbury - England

24.0

7.3

1,200

 

Great Wall of China

Abraham Lincoln Statue - Washington - USA

26.0

30.0

8.0

9.2

1,300

1,500

 

Easter Island Moai Statues

Church of Bet Medhane Alem - Ethiopia

33.0

37.8

10.0

11.5

1,650

1,890

 

Giants Causeway - Northern Ireland

Cardiff Castle - Wales

39.0

40.0

11.9

12.2

1,950

2,000

 

Daibutsu - Kamakura - Japan

44.0

13.4

2,200

 

Hollywood Sign - USA

45.0

14.0

2,250

 

Glencar Waterfall - Ireland

The Lighthouse at Marken - The Netherlands

Mumbles Lighthouse - Wales

50.0

52.5

56.0

15.0

16.0

17.0

2,500

2,625

2,800

 

Glenfinnan Monument - Loch Shiel - Scotland

Ironbridge - Shropshire, England

59.0

60.0

18.0

18.3

2,950

3,000

 

Blackwater Falls - Virginia - USA

62.5

19.0

3,125

 

Angel of the North - Newcastle - England

66.0

20.0

3,300

 

Great Sphinx of Giza - Egypt

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse -Nova Scotia - Canada

66.3

67.0

20.2

20.4

3,325

3,350

 

The White House - Washington DC - USA

National Monument - Amsterdam - The Netherlands

Storseisundet Bridge - Norway

70.0

72.0

75.5

21.3

22.0

23.0

3,500

3,600

3,775

 

Buckingham Palace - London - England

Victoria Memorial - London - England

79.0

82.0

24.0

25.0

3,950

4,100

 

Brandenburg Gate - Germany

85.0

26.0

4,250

 

Tower of London - London - England

Our Lady of the Rockies

89.0

90.0

27.0

27.4

4,450

4,500

 

Cristo Redenter - Brazil

The Kelpies - Falkirk - Scotland

Great Mosque of Kairouan - Tunisia

Caernarfon Castle - Wales

98.0

100.0

103.0

114.8

29.8

30.0

31.5

35.0

4,900

5,000

5,170

5,740

 

Titanic Monument - Belfast - Ireland

Royal Albert Hall - London - England

Old Faithful Geyser - Wyoming - USA

Devizes Millenium White Horse - England

126.0

135.0

145.0

147.5

38.4

41.0

44.0

45.0

6,300

6,750

7,250

7,375

 

The Colosseum - Rome - Italy

Kornhaus Bridge - Bern - Switzerland

157.0

157.0

48.0

48.0

7,850

7,850

 

African Renaissance Monument - Sengal

160.0

49.0

8,000

 

Arc de Triumphe - Paris - France

164.0

49.9

8,200

 

Niagara Falls - Canada

167.0

50.9

8,350

 

Tane Mahuta Tree - New Zealand   

168.0

51.2

8,400

 

Nelsons Column - London - England

170.0

51.8

8,500

 

The Cutty Sark - Greenwich - London

175.0

53.3

8,750

 

The Eden Project - Cornwall - England

180.0

54.9

9,000

 

Leaning Tower of Pisa - Italy

186.0

56.7

9,300

 

St. Basils Cathedral - Moscow - Russia

York Minster - England

187.0

200.0

56.9

61.0

9,350

10,000

 

Monument to the Gt. Fire of London - England

202.0

62.0

10,100

 

Sydney Opera House - Australia

213.0

64.9

10,650

 

Tower Bridge - London - England

Tees Transporter Bridge - England

214.0

225.0

65.0

69.0

10,700

11,250

 

Bird's Nest Stadium - China

Chesterfield Parish Church - England

Llanrhaeadr Waterfall - Wales

Clifton Suspension Bridge - Bristol - England

Canterbury Cathedral - England

227.0

229.5

240.0

245.0

250.0

69.2

70.0

73.2

75.0

76.2

11,350

11,480

12,000

12,250

12,500

 

Church of Our Lady before Tyn -  Czech Rep.

The Swan Bell Tower - Perth - Australia

Sacre Coeur Basilica - Paris

Mother Russia Statue - Volgograd - Russia

262.0

271.0

272.0

279.0

80.0

82.5

83.0

85.0

13,100

13,550

13,600

13,950

 

Mont Saint-Michel - France

Statue of Liberty - New York - USA

Millenium Force Rollercoaster - Ohio - USA

302.0

305.0

310.0

92.0

92.9

94.0

15,100

15,250

15,500

 

Big Ben, Parliament - London - England

Steel Dragon Rollercoaster - Japan

Cap Diamant - Quebec City - Canada

Las Lajas Sanctuary - Colombia

315.0

318.0

328.0

330.0

96.0

97.0

100.0

100.5

15,750

15,900

16,400

16,500

 

The White Cliffs of Dover - England

350.0

110.0

17,500

 

Victoria Falls - Zambia & Zimbabwe

355.0

108.2

17,750

 

St. Pauls Cathedral - London - England

365.0

111.2

18,250

 

Hyperion the Giant Sequoia Tree - USA

379.0

115.5

18,950

 

The London Eye - England

Cheddar Gorge - England

Montmartre Hill - Paris

Sydney Harbour Bridge - Australia

394.0

400.0

423.0

440.0

120.0

121.9

129.0

134.0

19,700

20,000

21,150

22,000

 

Old Man of Hoy - Scotland

449.0

136.8

22,450

 

St. Peters Basilica - Rome - Italy

The Jet d'Eau - Geneva - Switzerland

452.0

459.0

137.7

140.0

22,600

22,950

 

Great Pyramid of Giza - Egypt

Mount Rushmore - USA

480.0

500.0

146.3

152.4

24,000

25,000

 

Glastonbury Tor - Somerset - England

518.0

157.9

25,900

 

Lincoln Cathedral - UK

City Place 1 - Hartford, Connecticut - USA

524.0

537.0

159.7

163.7

26,200

26,850

 

Washington Monument - DC - USA

555.0

169.1

27,750

 

Spinnaker Tower - Portsmouth - England

560.0

170.0

28,000

 

Taj Mahal - Agra - India (with elevation)

Crazy Horse Memorial - South Dakota - USA

561.0

564.0

170.9

172.0

28,050

28,200

 

30 St. Mary Axe (Gherkin) - London - England

Three Gorges Dam - China

Seattle Space Needle - USA

Euromast - Rotterdam - The Netherlands

St. Louis Arch - Missouri - USA

Torre Colpatria Tower - Bogota - Colombia

Woobang Tower - Daegu - South Korea

591.0

594.0

605.0

606.0

630.0

643.0

663.0

180.0

181.0

184.0

185.0

192.0

196.0

202.0

29,550

29,700

30,250

30,300

31,500

32,150

33,150

 

Oresund Bridge connecting Sweden & Denmark

Wroclaw Sky Tower - Poland

Le Tour Montparnasse - Paris

Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Bloukrans Bridge - South Africa

669.0

676.0

689.0

699.0

708.5

204.0

208.0

210.0

213.0

216.0

33,450

33,800

34,450

34,950

35,425

 

Contra Dam - Val Verzasca - Switzerland

Hoover Dam - Arizona - USA

720.0

726.0

220.0

221.0

36,000

36,300

 

Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco - USA

Mount Royal Park - Montreal - Canada

Canary Wharf - 1 Canada Square - London

746.0

768.0

771.0

227.4

234.0

235.0

37,300

38,400

38,550

 

Bahrain World Trade Centre

Arthur's Seat - Edinburgh - Scotland

Takakkaw Falls - British Columbia - Canada

Messe Turm - Frankfurt - Germany

Bungle Bungle Range - Australia

787.0

823.0

833.0

843.0

984.0

240.0

251.0

254.0

257.0

300.0

39,350

41,150

41,650

42,150

49,200

 

The Shard - London - England

1004

306.0

50,200

 

Chrysler Building - New York - USA

1046

318.8

52,300

 

Eiffel Tower Paris - France

Royal Gorge Bridge - Colorado - USA

1050

1053

320.0

321.0

52,500

52,650

 

Sky Tower - Auckland - New Zealand

Millau Viaduct - France

1076

1125

328.0

343.0

53,800

56,250

 

Uluru - Ayers Rock - NT - Australia

Berliner Fernsehturm - Germany

1142

1207

348.1

368.0

57,100

60,350

 

Empire State Building - New York - USA

Devil's Tower - Wyoming - USA

1250

1267

381.0

386.0

62,500

63,300

 

Aogashima Island - Japan

1388

423.0

69,400

 

Rock of Gibraltar

Sears Tower - Chicago - New York

Zifeng Tower - Nanjing - China

Petronas Towers - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

John Hancock Center - Chicago - USA

Oriental Pearl Tower - Shanghai - China

International Commerce Centre - Hong Kong

1400

1450

1476

1483

1500

1535

1590

426.7

442.0

450.0

452.0

457.2

467.9

484.0

70,000

72,500

73,800

74,150

75,000

76,750

79,500

 

Shanghai World Financial Centre - China

1614

492.0

80,700

 

Hannoki Falls - Japan

Taipei 101 Building - Taiwan

Benwiskin Mountain - Co. Sligo - Ireland

1640

1670

1686

497.0

509.0

514.0

82,000

83,500

84,300

 

Benbulben Mountain - Ireland

White Hill Peak - Nova Scotia - Canada

Ostankino Tower - Moscow - Russia

Freedom Tower - New York

1726

1755

1772

1776

526.0

535.0

546.2

541.0

86,300

87,750

88,600

88,800

 

CN Tower- Toronto - Canada

Vajrai Waterfall - India

Vaduz Castle - Liechtenstein

Canton Tower - China

Abraj Al Bait Towers - Mecca - Saudia Arabia

1815

1840

1870

1969

1972

553.2

560.8

570.0

600.0

601.0

90,750

92,000

93,500

98,450

98,600

 

Preikestolen - Norway

Walnut Grove Radio Mast - California - USA

KVLY_TV Mast - North Dakota - USA

Shanghai Tower

Tokyo Skytree - Japan

Bluff Knoll Peak - Western Australia

Cairnwell Pass - Scotland

1982

2049

2063

2073

2080

2132

2198

604.0

624.5

628.8

632.0

634.0

650.0

670.0

99,100

102,450

103,150

103,650

104,000

106,600

109,900

 

Delphi - Greece

The Stawamus Chief Mountain - Canada

Beinn a' Bheithir - Scotland

2234

2303

2392

681.0

702.0

729.0

111,700

115,150

119,600

 

Croag Patrick - Ireland

Cunninghams Gap - Queensland - Australia

Col de la Croix, Jura Mountains - Switzerland

Cloghernagh - Wicklow - Ireland

2507

2582

2588

2600

764.0

787.0

789.0

800.0

125,350

129,100

129,400

130,000

 

Petra - Jordan (elevation)

2657

810.0

132,850

 

Krakatoa - Indonesia

2667

813.0

133,350

 

Putauaki (Mt. Edgecumbe) - New Zealand

2690

820.0

134,500

 

Buri Khalifa Skyscraper - Dubai

Lasithi Plateau - Crete - Greece

Cerro Peró - Paraguay - Paraguay

Vinnufossen - Norway

Kancamagus Pass - New Hampshire - USA

Pen y Fan Brecon Beacons - Wales

Mount Scenery - Caribbean Netherlands

Cader Idris -Wales

Olo-upena Falls - Hawaii

Cararatas Tres Hermanas - Peru

Montségur - France

The Three Sisters - Australia

Tugela Falls - South Africa

Mount Gimie - Saint Lucia - Caribbean

Horný Smokovec - Slovakia

Ben Lomond - Scotland

Scafell Pike - England

Angel Falls - Venezuela

Sgurr Dearg - Isle of Skye - Scotland

Sgurr Alasdair - Scotland

Jelení Hora - Czech Republic

Fimmvörðuháls (Pass) - Iceland

Montagne Sainte-Victoire - France

Jested pod Liberce - Czech Republic

Mount Kékes - Hungary

Badlands National Park - S. Dakota - USA

Buachaille Etive - Scotland

2722

2760

2762

2822

2855

2906

2910

2930

2953

3000

3012

3025

3110

3120

3133

3196

3209

3212

3235

3254

3258

3313

3317

3320

3327

3340

3350

829.6

840.0

842.0

860.0

870.0

886.0

887.0

893.0

900.0

914.0

918.0

922.0

948.0

950.0

955.0

974.0

978.0

979.0

986.0

992.0

993.0

1010

1011

1012

1014

1020

1024

136,100

138,000

138,100

141,000

142,750

145,300

145,500

146,500

147,650

150,000

150,600

151,250

155,500

156,000

156,650

159,800

160,450

160,600

161,750

162,700

162,900

165,650

165,850

166,000

166,350

167,000

167,500

 

Mount Ramon - Israel

Čerchov - Czech Republic

The Matterhorn Prominence - Switzerland/Italy

Saka Haphong - Pakistan

An Teallach - Scotland

Crown Saddle Pass - New Zealand       

3402

3409

3412

3451

3484

3530

1037

1039

1040

1052

1062

1076

170,100

170,450

170,600

172,550

174,200

176,500

 

Zhangjiaje Stone Forest - China

3540

1080

177,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table Mountain - Cape Town, South Africa

3558

1084.5

178,000

 

Method for adding your squares to the total :

1. Select and Copy the entire line from the previous total

2. Paste the line into your comment box

3. Amend the total to reflect how many squares you are adding!

4. Thank you, and, the pile is growing ever higher!

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Here we go!

KAS REACHES GREAT HEIGHTS FOR THE CHILDREN TOTAL : 0

I'm going to start this off with Mr. Cowboy Smiley.

TOTAL: 1

Well done Robin for ringing the bell! Have been hoping someone would get it started all morning!!

KAS REACHES GREAT HEIGHTS FOR THE CHILDREN TOTAL : 1

Here is Robin's Mr. Cowboy Smiley :

OCTOBER 2013 Mr. Cowboy Smiley

Love him!

Pam,

In the email above listing all the monuments, is the last red number the current total number of squares KAS has now from members?

If not, where do I find the last line from the previous totals so I can add mine onto it?

Annie, the number in red at the bottom of the list is the ultimate target (enough to reach the top of Table Mountain). To find the current total, scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the last page number for this discussion (currently page 99). The current total will be posted there (usually in bold), copy it and paste it into the Reply box and then update it with your squares.

Thanks, Philippa!

Yes Maggie, read about your finger - next time stick to your toes please for KAS's sake!  This challenge will run into next year so there'll be plenty of time for your contributions.  Take care and relax.

Done Maggie ! - checked with Wikipedia the focal point height is 20meter, but this would have clashed with Angel of the North - so I've reverted to actual height which slots in beautiful and fills a gap that would have been 450 squares between targets!  Great suggestion, and, so glad we have something representing Wales!  I should have thought of it as I lived in Swansea as child for one year, plus holiday visits and we always visited Mumbles!

We should find out if this would qualify as a Guinness World record. It would certainly promote KAS and our cause and get others interested in helping.

Darn it Robin you are too intuitive - we were hoping to keep this as a surprise, but, yes Wendy is going to make an application - it takes 12 weeks to get agreement, as they have to assess the validity etc.,  It will be based on the number of squares received by Ronda!

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