11 June 20135
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.