Our team of 12, christened the Blinding Peakers, completed the Three Peaks Challenge on 11-12 June! Well done to staff from our Newbury and Lambourn offices, Anna Hill, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Caroline Wright, Charles Robinson, Chloe Morey, Lucy Coombes, Mel Lord, Rachel Crayton, Sam Norman, Sara Robinson, Steph Smith and Toyah Leonard - who set off on Friday 10 June, from Newbury, for the long drive up to Scotland. Their first challenge was to climb Ben Nevis early the morning after. Unfortunately, due to very bad weather, with gusts of up to 70mph, it was deemed unsafe to continue and they were forced back down before reaching the peak (along with many other teams who were attempting the same challenge). Scafell Pike was a little better, weather-wise, but still tough climbing in the dark on Saturday overnight. Then the following morning, Snowdon had sunshine and blue skies, but was the hardest climb of all, being the last mountain and with the team having had hardly any sleep.
Hear all about the events in Charles' video report HERE - and listen to his interview with BBC Radio Berkshire HERE
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