Team Angel Wolf successfully completed the Burj Khalifa challenge in less than five hours.

A father-son duo attempted to walk up and down the stairs of their home a staggering 118 times – the equivalent of climbing the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa.

Burj Khalifa Challenge - Team Angel Wolf

Team Angel Wolf’s Nick Watson and his son Rio, a 17-year-old with severe disabilities and a rare chromosome order, accomplished the Climb With Rio challenge last weekend (9 May, 2020) in the spectacular time of four hours and 43 minutes.

Nick Watson with his son doing the Burj Khalifa Challenge

Nick walked 118 times up and down the stairs of their home, the equivalent of climbing the Burj Khalifa, with son Rio strapped on his back.

The idea behind the challenge was to inspire people to stay at home, stay safe and stay fit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Burj Khalifa steps climbing challenge

Nick and Rio also encouraged people from all over the world to get involved and take on their own climb-a-thon, by choosing an iconic landmark, without actually having to leave their homes.

Nick Watson and his son

Thousands joined the Team Angel Wolf challenge, helping to participate in their own way over the weekend via Instagram and Facebook live.

‘’This has been completely different to what we have ever experienced before in a race or a challenge; even though we, and, hundreds of others, did the challenge separately, there was a real sense of togetherness and not being alone; which feels unique at the moment,’ said Nick.

Team Angel Wolf completing the Burj Khalifa Challenge

With another achievement under their belt, Team Angel Wolf, which consists of the entire Watson family, aimed to create awareness and to connect with the community during Ramadan.

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