Pyramid Climbing at Giza

The Pyramids at Giza and Saqqara have long held the fascination of the world and the method of their construction has been the subject of much debate. The Pyramids are visited by thousands of tourists each year and yet none of them are allowed to climb on these architectural wonders of the world.

However, on one day of the year, June 21st, pre-authorised athletes are allowed to take part in the annual “Race to the Stars” up the Great Pyramid of Cheops. There are three lesser races on the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure at Giza and on the Step Pyramid at Saqqara between June 14th and the 21st. .

The “Race to the Stars” is the hardest event and is confined to the 64 finest pyramid climbers in the world. The 16 quarter-finalists from each year’s race automatically qualify for the next year’s race. The other 48 racers are decided by pre-qualifying events on the pyramid of Menkaure in the week prior to June 21st.

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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