13 Jun Hardisty and Co staff gear up for National Three Peaks Challenge
We’re proud to announce that Richard and Jamie from our Horsforth Hub are aiming to hit new heights in our latest challenge to raise funds for Martin House Children’s Hospice. They have stepped in last minute to fill two vacant spots on the team and are up against it to train and raise money for this very worthy cause!
They are part of a 12-strong team who are taking part in the National Three Peaks Challenge, where participants aim to conquer the summits of the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours.
They will begin with an evening climb of the 1,345m-high Ben Nevis in Scotland, before travelling to the Lake District as dawn rises to conquer the 978m summit of Scafell Pike – the tallest in England.
The footsore fund-raisers will then face another race against time to drive to Wales for the final stage, which means scaling the 1,085m summit of Snowdon in the early afternoon.
To hit the 24-hour target, they have set themselves a timescale of between 4hrs 30mins and 5hrs 30mins to complete each climb. The overall walking distance is around 23 miles and the driving distance between the three countries is 462 miles. The total ascent is more than 3,400 metres – around the height of 800 double-decker buses – and is double the scale of the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, comprising Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough!
The team will be waved off from Martin House at dawn on Monday 27th June and will return the following day. It will be guided throughout by mountain leaders from Kuta Outdoors, a West Yorkshire-based specialist in UK-wide hiking and outdoor team-building events.
Both Richard and Jamie have pledged to raise £1,000 each for Martin House Children’s Hospice. We’d love to get them to their target, if you’d like to pledge your support, you can visit their JustGiving pages here:
Richard’s JustGiving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/national3peaks-dickie
Jamie’s JustGiving Page: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/national3peaks-jamie