Congratulations to the team who completed The Three Peaks Challenge over the weekend, with thirty minutes to spare! Together, £2,363 has been raised so far, with donations still coming in.
All of our fundraising effort for this challenge is dedicated to Newcastle’s Peter Pan Nursery.
As Lucy explained, “the lowest point for the team was Scafell Pike, as it was the middle peak so lacked any positive incentive”. The weather had also deteriorated then too, and the team had to complete the first 45 minutes of this peak in the darkness with head torches on.
When asked how the team felt after the event, it was undoubtedly the toughest physical and mental test they’d faced so far, and commented:
Dave “done it before and it doesn’t get any easier”
Darren “never again, I’m burning my boots!”
Dan “it was a relief to get to the top of Snowdon in good time, without blisters!”
Kim “my high point was absolutely the first drink in the bar afterwards!”
Paul “getting us all around within the allotted time was my definite high point”.
The driving between the mountains is just as taxing as climbing them. So a big thank you to Debbie and Michael, our designated drivers who covered 976 miles to make sure the team got to each peak on time!
The collective support and encouragement got them through to the finish line, and they were very relieved (and exhausted) to complete the challenge within the time limit, and to have done it for such a worthy local charity.
A few of us climbed the last peak, Snowdon, to give moral support to the team. Karen said, “I found it difficult, but getting to the top and cheering everyone along made it worthwhile.”
It was an amazing achievement all round, and well done to all of those who took part.
The Three Peaks team was made up of:
Debbie Fisher (Driver)
Michael Burgess (Driver)