As you may know, last weekend the Sign-Up.to UK Ops team tackled The National Three Peaks Challenge. I’m pleased to report we’re all safely back at our desks! Thanks to tremendous support from friends, colleagues, clients and suppliers we raised a very meaningful £1,200 for Woking Hospice.
While we took the challenge over three days rather than the more usual twenty-four hours, we still faced some difficult moments and even at times deliberately made life much harder for ourselves. Here’s the photographic proof of our achievement!
On Friday we arrived in Scotland to climb the tallest of the three peaks. At 1,344m above sea level, Ben Nevis also presented a somewhat unanticipated challenge: snow. The final 400 metres of climb was covered in thick snow (over 1 metre thick at the summit), and while we were certainly prepared for the cold and a little ice, our thermal tops and walking poles weren’t really the crampons we needed! Still, there was scope for a little play in the snow which lightened the mood.
Here we all are at the top, my legs surprisingly still warm from the climb.
On Saturday we journeyed to the English Lake District to ascend to 978m above sea level atop Scafell Pike. Here, to spice things up a bit, we chose a route that required some scrambling up a scree slope and some basic rock climbing.
Finally on Sunday we arrived in Wales to climb Snowdon which stands at 1,085m above sea level. Rather than taking any of the easy or quick routes, we decided to make a day of it and took the Watkin path which Wikipedia describes as “the most demanding route direct to the summit of Snowdon”. The final stages of this climb aren’t for the faint-hearted; it’s very steep on loose scree with quite a drop!
So, a huge thanks to all our sponsors, and to our colleagues for letting us out of the office for a couple of days. I trust they enjoyed the peace and quiet! There are more photos available on our Facebook page. If you’d like to see our sponsor page (donations can still be received at the time of writing!) please take a look here.