Team set for three peaks trek
PUBLISHED: 12:38 04 September 2008 | UPDATED: 14:08 10 May 2010
A SEVEN-man team is preparing to take on the Three Peaks Challenge for a Saffron Walden charity. Over the course of an ambitious 24 hours between September 20 and 21, five members of the team will take on the Three Peaks Challenge, climbing Ben Nevis, Sca
A SEVEN-man team is preparing to take on the Three Peaks Challenge for a Saffron Walden charity.
Over the course of an ambitious 24 hours between September 20 and 21, five members of the team will take on the Three Peaks Challenge, climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon - the tallest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales respectively.
The team is taking on this amazing challenge to raise funds for the Essex Air Ambulance service and a good cause based at Audley End called the Teddy Charity, which specialises in raising money for sick children.
The money will be used to provide vital equipment to those who need it and free up hospital beds for other patients.
The challenge starts on the first step up Ben Nevis and ends at the bottom of Snowdon. With a total of 11,100 ft to climb the team have their work cut out for them, but a spokesman for the Teddy Charity expressed only confidence. "They're fit, determined lads, I believe they're going to do it and going to do it well," she said.
Andrew Crocker, who is part of the team taking part, is equally confident. "We have a plan in place and support in travel arrangements; unless the weather turns for the worse we should do it with 30 minutes to spare," he said.
The all-male climbers hail from Bishop's Stortford company SKK Design.
The team, several of whom live in Saffron Walden, are aged 20 to 40 and have been training rigorously to keep fit for this precise purpose.
Two of the members have previous experience in mountaineering and will be an asset to their team.
The inspiration for this expedition was to carry out a meaningful team-building exercise that would help others - the target sum to raise is £3000 to £4000.
If you believe in the team's cause and would like to pledge your support, call Anne Doman at SKK Design on 01279 508552, or e-mail her at email@example.com