We’re used to going above and beyond at Interland Group so setting out on a fundraising quest to conquer some of Britain’s highest peaks definitely appealed to our sense of adventure.
A total of 19 eager volunteers stepped forward for the National Three Peaks Challenge, an epic test of endurance which involves scaling the heights of England’s
Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales.
Inspired by a desire to raise as much as possible for our three chosen charities – Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice care, Dementia UK and Diabetes UK – our team spent weeks preparing for what is renowned as one of the UK’s toughest outdoor challenges.
Bolstered by training regimes, incredible team spirit and bags of enthusiasm and motivation, our marvellous ‘mountaineers’ embarked on this mission in early October. Over three days our intrepid team travelled the country, hiking 23 miles, clambering a combined ascent of 10,052ft but, most incredibly of all, raising a fantastic £12,500 to be split between our chosen causes. We have endured freezing temperatures that turned our hair to icicles, gale force winds which had us buddying up just to stay upright and a few injuries along the way – not to mention missing sandwiches due to packed lunch confusion!
There were also plenty of memorable and light-hearted moments documented by our epic explorers.
Some of us described the night time hike to remote cottage in Scotland as “like a scene from The Blair Witch Project”. And there were moments that resembled a sitcom when the wind snatched Danny’s England flag from the top of Scafell Pike with team members somehow finding the energy to chase and retrieve it. Thanks to the sheer grit, determination and the sponsorship backing of colleagues, family and friends we’ve literally been able to go mountain-high for these wonderful charities.
It’s a truly phenomenal effort for Interland Group’s first ever large-scale fundraising event and we’re not sure how we’re going to top it!