In keeping with our company ethos of ‘going the extra mile’ Tom Kirkham has taken this to heart and with 6 close friends has successfully completed the National Three Peaks Challenge.
The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing, within 24 hours, the three highest peaks of: –
Scotland – Ben Nevis 1345 meters
England – Scafell Pike 978 meters
Wales – Snowdon 1085 meters
The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3064 meters (10,052ft) – twice the ascent of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, over a similar total walking distance. The total driving distance is 462 miles.
Following a tragic incident involving one of Tom’s friends, the group decided to undertake this challenge to raise money for the Leicestershire Air Ambulance, who rely solely on charity donations.
With a huge effort from both the walking team and the driving/support team the group managed to complete the climb in 22 hours and 52 minutes and raised £2926.56 for the Air Ambulance.