The two-day Challenge, organized by Atuabo Free Port, had 64 participants from seven corporate firms, climbing Mountain Afadjato, Aduadu and Kyabobo mountain, all in the Volta region, within 24 hours.
Afadjato is the highest mountain in Ghana, at an elevation of 885 metres (2,904 ft). The mountain is located in the Agumatsa range near the villages of Liati Wote and Gbledi, in the Volta Region at the border with Togo.
All the participants successfully hit the peaks of Afadjato and its adjoining Aduadu mountain last Friday night, and moved to Nkwanta South at dawn to conquer mount Kyabobo, the second highest peak in Ghana, which is on Ghana’s boundary with Togo, but the climbing was halted due to a misunderstanding among the Shiare community members over the presence of the mountaineers in the area.
Irrespective of that, the team made a substantial climb up Kyabobo, which provides tough experiences for mountain hiking.
The event, which was to promote personal exercising, corporate networking and an appreciation of the countryside, had participating teams from Tullow Ghana, Kosmos Energy, Blue Skies, China Habour, Dun & Bradstreet Credit Bureau, Atuabo Free Port and Bentsi-Enchill law firm.
The strongest team award went to the drivers, in recognition of their professionalism and effort in driving for over 700 kilometers to the base of the mountains to enable the participants to engage in the challenge.
The Best Dressed Team award was clinched by Blue Skies while the Funniest Dressed Team award was presented to Tullow Ghana.
Mr. Steven Gray, Director of Atuabo Free Port, addressing the participants at Shiare at the end of the event, congratulated the participants for the successful climb.
He was happy the second edition of challenge witnessed an increased patronage, and gave the assurance that preparations have already begun for the third edition in November next year.
Nana Obonbo Sewura Lepuwura, Chief of Shiare and Paramount Chief of Akyode Traditional Area, also thanked the organisers for adopting the Kyabobo Mountain as part of the exercise, since he believed that could help in opening up the area for the development.
From Edmund Mingle, Afadjato