The Three Peaks Challenge - In Aid of Cancer Research UK
Despite the 'Great British Weather' being slightly uncooperative, the team at Ideal Window Solutions took on the notorious 'Three Peaks Challenge' last weekend and here's what happened...
The team have been putting in plenty of hours 'up-hill and down-dale' training in the run up to the event, including a number of lengthy 20+ mile treks across both the Brecons and throughout Hampshire and West Sussex in preparation for taking on this notoriously tough challenge. The Three Peaks Challenge is an endurance event in which participants attempt to climb the highest mountain peak in Scotland (Ben Nevis 1,344m or 4,409ft), England (Scarfell Pike 978m or 3,209ft) and Wales (Snowdon 1,085m or 3,560ft) all within 24 hours! - The total distance walked is approximately 42 kilometres or 26 miles with a total ascent of 9,800ft (3,000m)!
The Ideal Window Solutions team elected Ben Nevis as the starting point, beginning their ascent at midday on Saturday before travelling (wet, tired and in the team minibus!) down to the Lake District where they would climb Scrafell Pike in complete darkness! - And whilst Scarfell Pike may be the smallest of the Three Mountains it is generally considered the most technical as the climbers path is covered with shattered rock debris and features a relentless and steep ascent which presents a challenge in the best conditions, let alone at nighttime!
On completion of Scarfell, they headed to their final destination, in the heart in the Snowdonia National Park. They would begin their assault on Snowdon in the early hours of Sunday morning and whilst the lower paths present slightly easier conditions than that found at Scarfell Pike, the climb soon becomes more tricky, with a steep ascent to the summit and not forgetting that at this point the team have already completed two tough mountain climbs, had very little sleep and weren't blessed with good weather conditions!
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They did it! And they did it in fantastic style, completing the challenge in a remarkable time of 22.45 despite the particularly challenging weather conditions that they were faced with.
The team took on this mighty challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK. It's a charity close to many people's hearts because we’ve all lost someone to cancer or have people close to us that have lost someone to cancer or are battling it and the team felt passionately that they wanted to raise money for this incredibly worthy cause to help find a cure..
There's still time left to donate and all donations are extremely gratefully received. Every little bit really does help.Back to main news