With the emotional scars having barely healed from our last Three Peaks Challenge (for Arrhythmia Alliance), we recently put back on our glutton for punishment' hats and took on this formidable challenge once again. This time, we did it for Marie Curie – our nominated charity partner for 2017. Having already completed the Reading Half Marathon in March 2017 for the charity, we felt it was time to step it up a gear. So, we took another team to conquer the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales, all within just 24 hours.
The Three Peaks Challenge
The aim of the challenge is to climb Ben Nevis (on a route that reaches a height of 1,400m over 11 miles), Scafell Pike (1,000m over 10 miles) and Snowdon (1,000m over 8 miles), back to back, in no more than 24 hours. That's a total climbing distance of 29 miles. The goal is to get the 29 miles done within 15 hours, so that there are 9 hours left to drive from Fort William to Seathwaite, and from Seathwaite to Llanberis (a total of 460 miles). As you might imagine, our tight schedule left little to no time for sleep or snack breaks – so we had one very tired and hungry team once we'd finished. Of course, the ESP team was also immensely proud of its achievement, having completed the excruciating challenge in a blister-packed 23 hours.
A huge well done to everyone at ESP who took part in the Three Peaks Challenge across the weekend of the 13th of May. Together we raised an incredible £2,000 for Marie Curie.
If you would like to find out more about our participation in the Three Peaks Challenge, or anything else to do with our charity work, contact us at ESP today.