Team scales three peaks in 24 hours

Team scales three peaks in 24 hours

James Preston

Team scales three peaks in 24 hours



A group of dads and one 15-year-old have scaled the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in the space of 24 hours.

The Three Peaks Challenge, which requires climbers to reach the summit of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in the space of a day, was taken on over the weekend by 10 members of the Furze Platt Dads social group and youngster Sam Williams to raise more than £4,000 for the Alzheimer's Society.

The exhausting day kicked off at 5am on Saturday with a 10-hour drive to Scotland, where the challenge began with a four-hour hike to the peak of Ben Nevis.

From there, the group drove through the night to the Lake District and walked up Scafell Pike at 3am in freezing weather before setting off at dawn for Wales and a lunchtime climb up Snowden.

All of the team managed to climb the three peaks, with most completing the challenge within the 24-hour time limit.

Organiser Alan Bird, of Courthouse Road, Maidenhead, said: "Everyone was determined and put the team first and put their own targets second."

Donations can be made by clicking here.

Read team member Dominic Hurst's personal account of the challenge here.

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