Each year, the Marble Hill Partners team attempts a challenging feat to raise money for charity. This year, we are aiming to complete our biggest challenge yet – the National 3 peaks.
We’ll be trekking up to the top of the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in September 2016. Each mountain is relatively modest in size and easily scalable individually, but the aim of this challenge is to finish all three within a 24 hour period – meaning some night time climbing and little rest in between.
We’ll be taking the north south option, starting on a Saturday morning at 7am with the climb of Ben Nevis – the highest and most challenging of the three, at 1345 metres. With a target time of 5 and a half hours, once that’s finished around lunchtime, we transfer to Scafell Pike for an evening climb starting around 6pm, and scheduled to take around 4 hours.
Then it’s off to Wales for Snowdon, the final peak, with a punishing 3am start time. Climbing in the dark, with very little sleep and tired legs, we’ll need to descend by 7am to meet the 24-hour goal.
Our chosen charities:
With the whole team involved in this year’s challenge, we’re hoping to beat the record £3,000 we raised for Beat Blood Cancer in last year’s challenge – Ride London – which three of the team took part in.
This year’s charities are The Royal Marsden hospital, HandinHand for Syria and Parkinsons, and we aim to raise £1000 for each of them.
To donate, visit our JustGiving page and select one of the three charities – every donation counts, and will be very gratefully received. If we can meet or beat these targets, we’ll have the motivation we need to spur us on at the most difficult point of the challenge.
Find out more about our charities here:
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