JBL reaches summit of Pikes Peak
Made it! 14,115 feet-took two days of climbing on Barr's Trail but made the summit. pic.twitter.com/UeRCB33WS0— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) September 10, 2015
WWE announcer JBL climbed to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. He tweeted that the 14,115-foot climb took two days. Upon reaching the top, JBL took a photo with the WWE flag.
The former World Champion has climbed several mountains in the past few years as part of his Seven Summits for Kids campaign. He climbed 17,500 feet — 1,000 feet from the summit of Mt. Elbrus in Russia — in June 2012. He reached the summit of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2012, Finally, he reached 20,000 feet on Argentina's Mount Aconcagua in the Andes, aka "Mount Death," before being turned back by weather, in March 2013.
JBL has been a longtime supporter of Beyond Rugby Bermuda, which is a partnership between the Family Center and Bermuda Rugby Football Union. It works with kids at two schools in Bermuda — Cedarbridge High School and Dellwood Middle School — and uses core values of rugby to help develop skills to graduate while instilling values.