A team from CooperBurnett has completed the Three Peaks Challenge within 24 hours – including 14 hours of climbing – and managed to raise more than £9,000 for charity.
Lee Reeves-Perrin, Gareth Warner, Vrin Khera, Lisa Connolly and Katie Hilsdon scaled Ben Nevis in Scotland… Scafell Pike in England… and Snowdon in Wales.
The team were supported by drivers Victoria Sampson, Lorraine Constable and Jon Rowe, who drove over 1,400 miles.
Up bright and early at 4.15am on Saturday (June 25), Team CB started Ben Nevis at 6am in high spirits and enjoyed Scottish sun and snow on their ascent. After climbing 1344m, and with no time to spare, Team CB were back into the minibus for the drivers to navigate the windy roads to Scafell Pike in the Lake District.
Team CB were then ready to go again and began the 978m ascent of Scafell Pike, the toughest climb of the Three Peaks. They rallied together and showed real determination to successfully overcome their second peak in an incredible time of three hours, the fastest time their guide had seen it done.
Then it was back into the minibus to try and get some sleep before the final push with a 3am start to face the bleak and unforgiving Snowdon.
It was dark, cold, wet and windy and was ‘incredibly hard’. However, the team did it and celebrated with bubbly and a thoroughly deserved full English breakfast.
Team leader, Katie Hilsdon said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have successfully cracked the Three Peaks Challenge.
“It has been a total team effort and throughout every moment, when sometimes we wanted to stop, we have been spurred on by the reason we committed to this – the babies and children who are cared for every day
Linda Trew, Head of Community at ellenor said: “We currently look after around 120 children and their families – although we know there are more we could be helping. The money raised by CooperBurnett will make a huge difference to what we can do in terms of the support we provide.”
The charity ellenor helps care for youngsters with life limiting condition or terminal illness