Three Peaks Challenge - 2015 - Raising Money For Seagulls
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In the early hours of the morning on the 24th June an intrepid team consisting of Seagulls parents/friends will depart Dorset destined for Bonnie Scotland to undertake the highly respected 3 Peaks Mountain Challenge 2015. The team consisting of 18 climbers and 4 drivers will embark on a gruelling expedition which will see them climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales consecutively within 24 hours. Overall covering a distance of 20 miles on foot, ascending and descending at total of just over 11,000 feet and 500 miles by road between the 3 mountains, this is no event for the faint hearted.
Our aim is to raise £10,000 for the swimming club with money raised being put towards purchasing new starting blocks for the Club. A very worthy resource indeed.
The Seagulls Team are entering the event under the auspices of the Fire Services and we are pleased to confirm that the event is their 44th Challenge to date.
Ben Nevis stands at 4,406 ft and is notorious for its harsh weather conditions, in particular its high winds. Snow can and does fall in June! The path on the lower slopes is well defined but the normal conditions of poor visibility on the higher reaches dictate careful navigation.
Scafell Pike stands at 3,206 ft and offers 2 defined pathways to the peak. It presents a steep climb generally speaking. Once out of the well-defined path at the lower levels, climbers will be confronted with both a rugged and rocky adventure to the summit.
Snowdon stands at 3,560 ft and was used in the 1950’s to development equipment and train for the 1953 Everest expedition (perhaps a future challenge for Seagulls Swimming Club!!) The pathway is a dream at times but can prove challenging also.
The mountains will hold their own surprises however the team are committed and prepared for the challenge ahead!
In alphabetical order, our intrepid climbers are as follows:
- Glenn Bailey
- Susie Donaldson
- Mark Eldridge
- Wayne Ellis
- Mark Hanson
- CJ Hayden-White
- Mike Liddell
- Lee Mulholland
- Theresa Oakley
- Steve Odey
- Richard Porter
- Kristina Razey
- Nigel Sharp
- Tristan Ward
- Pam Webb
Invaluable drivers are as follows:
- Kev Devereux
- Nik Razey
- Dave Sharp
- Louise Sharp
The event will indeed prove both a mental and physical challenge to all climbers involved however there is no doubt that all participants are keen to take part and remain focused on why they are undertaking such a challenge for such a worthy cause; namely to raise funds for the Club and to ensure that we continue to strive to provide both the best coaching and facilities, second to none.
Please take a moment to sponsor the event and be a part of this exciting project. The website will be updated regularly and many tweets will be sent from the climbers during the course of the event. Our aim is to raise as much money as possible however we have a target of £10,000 to reach from undertaking this event; indeed a challenge in itself but one that we are confident that we can reach with your support.
Thank you for your support.
The Seagulls Three Peaks Challenge Team
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