three peaks challenge

Three Peaks Challenge

Whilst most of us took the bank holiday weekend to enjoy an extra day’s rest and complain about the weather, Project Manager Sam McStay took on the formidable Three Peaks Challenge.

Raising money for Cancer Research, Sam and his team ‘The Bushwackers” have so far raised £3,500.

Their challenge?

To hike up and down three peaks consisting of Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales… and all in 24 hours!

The team are friends with varying degrees of little or no hiking experience, and so to take on this challenge in itself was a challenge!

Starting out at 7am on Saturday morning for the Snowdon peak, they completed the challenge, descending Ben Nevis at 8am on Sunday morning.

Sam has impressed us all with his stats…

Total distance = 37.66km

Total elevation = 2999m

Total steps = 61033

Total walking time = 12 hrs, 48 minutes

And what was Sam’s appraisal of the event?

“That is by far the hardest thing I have ever done, and I am glad it’s over!”

Hopefully not to be renamed "The Bush Knackered” now, if you would like to donate to this great cause, please visit their justgiving page.

Photo: The Bushwackers on Scafell Pike, with Sam pictured far right

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