The record for climbing Jacob’s Ladder has been broken by less than a second – by a runner who went up on all fours. Graham Doig cleared the 699th step of the St Helena landmark in a time of 5 minutes 16.78 seconds using his feet and hands. Then he rolled on to the ground at the feet of spectators. The previous record was 5 minutes 17 seconds. In all 24 people took part in the ladder challenge in aid of New Horizons youth centre. At least Graham can enjoy a well earned rest onboard the RMS St Helena as he returns home from his engineering post.