Local firm Warners Solicitors and Handelsbanken will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge in July 2018. The challenge involves climbing the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) within 24 hours.
The team of 10 hikers and 3 support drivers will travel to Fort William and start their challenge with Ben Nevis, before taking on Scafell Pike in the Lake District. The team will finish the challenge by scaling Snowden, competing against the clock as the final few hours tick down.
This is a mentally and physically demanding challenge, involving both determination and stamina. Sleep deprivation will play a part and training walks have been organised in readiness for each walker to tackle the ascent and descent of each mountain.
Team member Richard Theobald said: “Taking on this challenge is both exciting and daunting. We are a real mixed bag of ability - some members of the team are very experienced hikers and some are complete novices. It’s going to take a lot of self-motivation and discipline to make sure we all attend the training walks especially as the weather starts to get colder.”
Team member Ellie Norman added: “We are using this challenge to raise money and awareness for West Kent Mind. We all firmly believe that mental health is just as important as physical health and with our busy modern lives it can often get ignored or overlooked. WKM provide hugely important support services for adults who have encountered mental health issues and aim to encourage children and young people to nurture their own mental well-being by educating them on how to recognise and deal with their emotions.”
The team have set themselves an ambitious target of £10,000 and will be holding various fund raising events throughout the year.
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