11 June 2013


Land Rover – Driven Challenges


Last week I took a trip to Pikes Peak, Colorado. I was asked by Land Rover to join them as they attempted to set a new record for the fastest ascent of Pikes Peak in an unmodified production SUV – the all-new Range Rover Sport. The event is aptly named Driven Challenges. My job was to cover the challenge, photographically, for the @LandRover Instagram account.

Pikes Peak is a 12.6 mile hill climb with over 156 hair-raising turns and stands at a height of 14,110 feet. The new Range Rover Sport, driven by Paul Dallenbach,completed the course and set a new record of 12 minutes 35.61 seconds. That’s an average speed of just under 60mph for the climb, which is just crazy, seeing as it wasn’t overly pleasant trundling up there at ten miles per hour in a mini bus!

I had an great time covering this event. It was cool to do something out of the ordinary and I met some lovely people. Special thanks to Daniela, Paul, Oli, Dana, Lynfel, Rory, Dom, John-Paul, Anita, James & Brian for making me feel so welcome.

Here are some more of the photographs I took when I was there.


  1. Rob Hampson

    12 June 2013 | 9:43 am

    Wow, what an awesome job and an incredible record! Nice photos too :)

  2. mikekus

    12 June 2013 | 12:57 pm

    Thanks, Rob! :)

  3. Oli

    12 June 2013 | 12:59 pm

    Awesome! Some epic shots here Mike!

  4. Anna Boyle

    18 June 2013 | 7:33 am

    I just love watching the land-rovers sports because they really excites me a lot.
    The pictures to have added in the post are amazing, specially the first one.
    This is called the real thrill.

  5. Heritage

    24 July 2013 | 3:01 pm

    Great blog, you have had some real adventures!

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