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Welsh Three Peaks Challenge

1st April 2019

Last weekend 19 of our Real Estate and Infrastructure Environment team, took on the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge in support of four charities: Bloodwise, Romsey Cancer Support Centre, Alzheimer’s Society, and Lifeshare.

The Welsh Three Peaks challenge involves scaling the three highest peaks in Wales within a 24-hour period. With over 23 miles of walking, approximately 2,000 metres of ascent, and 150 miles of driving, this was certainly a challenge of endurance, strength, navigation, and, above all, energy

The team met in Wales on Friday evening for an early 5am start on Saturday. They reached the summit of their first peak, Snowdon at 8:30am before descending past the lakes for the short drive to Dolgellau. Next the team tackled Cadair Idris before continuing to the final mountain Pen-y-Fan, the highest spot in the Brecon Beacons, which was combated after sunset.

Poppy Tilt, Graduate Engineer, said, “It was so tough but was a fantastic achievement and a great bonding experience. We had the perfect weather on the day and we are all so happy to have completed the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge. Thank you to all those who drove and everyone who has supported us during this challenge – especially Ben Gilbert who did a super job of organising us all!”

Ben Gilbert, Graduate Environmentalist, said, "We could not have asked for a better day, better conditions, or a better team for this challenge. It was truly unforgettable experience and it was incredible to share it with the group. Thanks to all who took part and to all of our supporters in the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge!" 

The team completed their Welsh Three Peaks Challenge in an incredible time of 17 hours! So far, they have raised over £1,600! If you wish to support them in their fundraising efforts please visit their MyDonate page here.

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