A team of hikers from Premier Nutrition completed the infamous 24 hour National Three Peaks Challenge. With an original fundraising goal of £2,000, the group smashed all expectations and generated £11,927.64.
The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland – Scafell Pike, Snowdon and Ben Nevis. The 23-mile trek covers a total ascent of 3,064 metres.
Hannah Barber headed up the group of 15 hikers and three drivers for the trek. She said: “We left the head office in Rugeley mid-afternoon, aiming to start hiking Snowdon by 7pm. We were all ready and raring to go, so much so, we all made it to the peak and back in less than four hours, with personal bests galore.
“A twisty four-hour road trip in the dark dodging sheep led us on to Scafell Pike. We were shattered before we even stepped off the bus, making for a gruelling climb.”
While the team managed to get some rest on the way to Ben Nevis, the sun came out during their climb, making the final leg even tougher but extremely rewarding.
Hannah added: “The challenge was far harder than we’d ever anticipated. We were physically prepared from six months of hard training, but nothing quite prepared us for the true mental exhaustion and lack of sleep the challenge entails.
“It took a couple of weeks for the team to realise just what an incredible achievement completing the challenge within the allotted 24 hours was.”
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