From 14 - 17 September 2016, a team of 20 from BNP Paribas Real Estate will be taking on nine mountains in less than 72 hours, in aid of our charity partner, Alzheimer’s Society.
As if climbing five peaks within 48 hours wasn't enough! The Nine Peaks Challenge will involve climbing the three highest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland, back to back in 72 hours. It will undoubtedly be a challengeundertaken by very few (if any) other people and your support is vital inhelping us achieve this.
Mark England, Craig Chapman, Chris Tucker, Vicky Ryan, Robert Brophy, David Couch, Caroline Saxon, Steve Harber, Emma Orford, Ashley Thorburn, Matt Hammond, Kelly Adams, Sophie Ashworth, Chris Room, Sharon Wilson, Sebastian Racine, Gavin Willins, Tom Evans & Bethany Blackburn.
1. Ben Nevis (1345m) – The highest point in Scotland, now one metre higher!
2. Ben Macdui (1309m) – Really tough! The second highest mountain in Britain, Ben Macdui is in the centre of the arctic-like Cairngorms plateau - a much wilder place than Ben Nevis. Climbed equally frequently from both Deeside and Speyside, the summit is said to be haunted by the wraith-like Old Grey Man.
3. Braeriach (1296m) – Super tough! The third highest mountain in Britain, Braeriach is perhaps the finest of the Cairngorms. Reaching its vast summit plateau requires a long approach walk - this remains a truly wild place
4. Scafell Pike (964m) – The highest mountain in England.
5. Scafell (964m) – Second highest in the UK – walking distance from the summit of Scafell Pike.
6. Helvellyn (950m) – Walk includes Striding Edge – not for the feint hearted.
7. Snowdon (1085m) – The highest point in England and Wales – not to be underestimated.
8. Crib y Ddysgl (1065m) – Snowdon's little sister by 20 metres!
9. Carnedd Llewelyn (1064m) - The third highest peak in Wales, reached by four different ridges.
The challenge is in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society - the UK’s leading supportand research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.
850,000 people live with dementia in the UK ...if we don’t take actionthis number is predicted to rise to over two million by 2051.
225,000 people develop dementia every year, that’s roughly one person every three minutes
1,340,000,000 hours were spent caring for people with dementia in 2015. That’s more than 150,000 years.
The challenge is an incredible test of stamina, both physically and mentally. A target of £30k has been set and we really need your support to help reach this goal for a fantastic charity!
9 Peaks UK Challenge
BNP Paribas Real Estate 9 Peaks Challenge
Fundraising for Alzheimer's Society
We lead the fight against dementia to end the distress it causes