Imagine climbing the three highest mountains in the British Isles one after the other: Mount Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike. That’s 23 miles of walking, including 3,000 metres of climbing. Then build in 462 miles of driving – an additional 20 hours in a minibus – as that’s what it takes to reach the peaks.
Six colleagues from Autism Together are up for the challenge: Siobhan Wise, Rhona Walklett, Nicky Peters, Erika Lloyd, Stu Gopsill and Jim Strain.
The team, and intrepid minibus driver Richard Marshall will set out at 7 am on Friday 28 June to tackle the gruelling challenge.
Siobhan Wise, Quality Development Manager for Autism Together’s supported living service, said climbing the tallest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales one after the other wasn’t for the faint-hearted. “Having completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge together last year, Jim, Rhona and I felt ready to take things to the next level and we’re delighted that Nicky, Erika and Stu are joining us for our next adventure. But this is a big step up. We’re determined do our best and when we receive donations it really does remind us that this challenge isn’t just a personal one – we’re raising money for a fantastic cause.”