Three Peaks Challenge

First Solution’s team of techies; Chris, Mike, Phill, and Bobby are raising money for Sight Concern, a charity dedicated to supporting blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives. The guys will be attempting to complete the Three Peak Challenge in under 24 hours.

Aint no mountain high enough!

So, on the 29th of June our team of technology experts will be scaling three mountains; Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Snowdon.  A total walking distance of 23 miles, a total ascent of 3064m (10,052 ft), and total driving a distance of 462 miles, in one day!

If you would like to make a donation Chris has set up a page via Virgin Money Giving. Find the link below.

Facts About the 3 Peaks challenge.

  • The three mountains aren’t the three tallest mountains on the mainland but the 3 tallest mountains in each country. There are a number of mountains in Scotland that top Snowdon and Scafell Pike.
  • Ben Nevis (Scotland) is the tallest of the 3 mountains at 1345m (4413 ft), then Snowden (Wales) at 1085m (3560 ft), the Scafell Pike (England) at 978m (3209 ft)
  • Only 40% of people complete the challenge in under 24 hours, 50% complete the challenge within 26 hours.
  • The fittest aren’t always the ones to complete the challenge. Experts claim that the challenge requires mental strength and gutsy determination. Elderly walkers have been known to outcompete sports students in the challenge.

The challenge is no small feat. The aim is to complete all walking in around 14 hours leaving the rest of the time to drive between locations. The team will begin the challenge at Ben Nevis at around 5 pm on the 29th of June. Ben Nevis has an expected ascent and decent time of around 6 hours. The team will then make the drive to the Lake District to climb Scafell Pike in the early hours of the morning. Then finally onto Snowdon.

Good Luck guys!