Join #TeamBarnardos at the top of London's tallest stair climb!

Climb the height of Ben Nevis and other world famous peaks at London’s tallest stair climb, whilst helping to give the UK’s most vulnerable children a brighter future.

Choose the challenge that suits you. Follow these three steps and you'll be ready to reach the summit!

1) Choose your challenge

You can choose to climb one, six or ten ascents. Your registration fee and fundraising target changes depending on how high you want to climb, and if you're climbing in a team or as an individual.

Climbing as an individual:

  • Single ascent registration: £20
  • Multiple ascent registration: £30
  • Fundraising target: £250

Climbing as a team of four (prices are per team):

  • Single ascent registration: £60
  • Multiple ascent registration: £90
  • Fundraising target: £750
  • The view over London from the top of the Leadenhall Building

    The Leadenhall Building

    - 1 ascent
    - 1,250 steps
    - £20-£60 registration fee for single ascents

  • Participant at the top of the Leadenhall Building with views over London behind them.

    Ben Nevis

    - 6 ascents
    - 7,500 steps
    - £30-£90 registration fee for multiple ascents

    Tickets very limited

  • A team of Urban Summit finishers

    El Capitan

    - 10 ascents
    - 12,500 steps
    - £30-£90 registration fee for multiple ascents

    Tickets very limited

2) Climb solo or as a team

Conquer Urban Summit on your own for the ultimate challenge (and bragging rights!). Your fundraising target will be £250, which will make a massive difference to vulnerable young people.

Or you can take part in a team of four. Registrations are now open, and very limited, so sign up today! Your fundraising target will collectively be £750.

Your Barnardo's cheer squad will be with you every step of the way!

3) Raise vital funds for vulnerable children

Join #TeamBarnardos at the top of an iconic London skyscraper and change the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children.

What do you get for joining #TeamBarnardos?

  • Your very own events team to guide you through your training and fundraising 
  • A Barnardo's technical t shirt.
  • A bib number including chip timing
  • A medal and certificate on passing the finish line
  • On-the-day refreshments
  • Your dedicated Barnardo's cheer squad!

Have any questions about Urban Summit?

How does my fundraising help?

The money you raise will protect, support and nurture the UK's most vulnerable children. You will be helping Barnardo's to provide 1000+ services across the UK that support thousands of children, young people, parents and carers.

Where is the Leadenhall Building?

The building is located at 122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V 4AB in the City of London.

Is there parking at the Leadenhall building?

Unfortunately there is no on-site parking, but there are plenty of tube stations close by, including Bank, Monument Station and Aldgate Station.

Are there time chips for the event?

Yes, there will be time chips for Urban Summit, and these will be provided on the day along with numbered bibs.

When do I pay the registration fee?

You pay your registration fee when you sign up on Eventbrite. Please note, the registration fee is not refundable.

Check out the 2018 highlights

Team of participants with their medals
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Urban Summit 2018

As soon as you sign up to join #TeamBarnardo's we'll be in touch to share some helpful fundraising tips - we're with you every step of the way!

Have any other questions before you apply? You can email our friendly Supporter Relations team at [email protected] or call them on 0800 008 7005.