SHANE Williams will be aiming to break multiple world records as he climbs Mount Everest to take part in the highest game of full contact and touch rugby in history.

The former Osprey and Amman United man will join a host of other former internationals as well as volunteers, as he looks to climb the world’s highest peak for a game of rugby.

The challenge is in aid of children’s charity, Wooden Spoon, and the group hope to raise more than £200,000.

Joining Shane will be Andy Gomarsall, part of England’s 2003 World Cup winning side, Ollie Phillips, who won World International Sevens Player of the Year in 2009, and Tamara Taylor, who captained England women to the Six Nations championship in 2015 and was 2017 RPA Player of the Year.

A number of volunteers will also be braving the 6,500 climb before playing rugby.

The LMAZ Exchange Everest Rugby Challenge will take place across 24 days, from April 12 to May 5.

Starting at Kathmandu on Saturday April 13 2019 the team will take a few days to settle and wait for their Chinese visas and visit a local orphanage where they will play rugby with and teach skills to local children and young people.

By day four they will begin their journey to Lhasa and begin the acclimatisation needed as they start their journey to Base Camp crossing the many high passes of Tibet. By day nine they will have reached Base Camp where they will finally see the face of Mount Everest and by day 14 they will have reached 6,340m at Advanced Base Camp.

The team will then continue their acclimatisation and will attempt to play the rugby matches by day 18 at approximately 6,500 metres. Guinness World record guidelines state that the highest game of full contact rugby would need to be single sex, to beat the world record.

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