Gherkin diving suit climb

Charity fundraiser Lloyd Scott MBE will climb all 38 floors of the building whilst wearing a deep sea diving suit.

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Lloyd Scott's most unusual challenges

Lloyd Scott MBE, from Rainham, was originally best known as a professional footballer. But since 1989 he has been devoting his time to all manner of weird and wonderful charity challenges - some of the strangest of which are below.

  • November 1993: Everest Marathon – Staged 18,000 feet up the world’s highest peak

  • July 1998: Completed 135 mile Death Valley ultra marathon in 140 degrees of heat

  • October 2003: Completed the world’s first underwater marathon in deep-sea diving suit in Loch Ness – taking 12 days

  • Oct-Dec 2004: Cycled Penny Farthing across Australia – Perth to Sydney nearly 3,000 miles taking 50 days

  • May 2005: ‘Swam’ from John O’Groats to Land’s End in swimming pool on back of a lorry, taking 12 days

  • June 2010: World's deepest underground marathon, 12,000 feet down a mine in South Africa

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