Success with Big C’s National Three Peaks Challenge
Across the weekend of 11th – 14th August 2023, Team Big C took on the National Three Peaks Challenge across England, Scotland and Wales. The last time Team Big C had taken on the challenge was in June of 2017 and the team this year were just as excited to take part six years later!
With their kits packed and prepared, the team of fourteen set of on the morning of Friday 11th August on their almost five-hundred-mile journey to Scotland to climb Ben Nevis first, the highest of the three peaks, sitting at 4413 feet above sea level! The climb was wet and windy the whole way, with many walkers slipping. Despite this, morale amongst the walkers remained high!
Following the descent, the team journeyed through the night to reach their second peak; Scafell Pike, towering at 3209 feet above sea level. Throughout the climb, walkers were only able to see a few feet in front of them with only their head-torches for visibility. On top of this, winds at the summit were reaching gusts of forty miles per hour.
When the team woke on Sunday morning, the only peak left to conquer was Snowdon in Wales, dominating the Welsh landscape with its magnificent summit being 3560 feet high. Members of the group said the views were incredible on their descent with the clearer weather.
Following this on Sunday evening, the team enjoyed a well-earned meal and rest overnight, with their coach heading back to Norwich on Monday morning! On their return, the team were greeted and cheered on by some more members of Big C back in Norwich. Totalling over one thousand miles travelled and the three highest peaks in the United Kingdom conquered, many members of the group spoke about looking forward to a hot bath, bed and a takeaway awaiting them!
Despite the three peaks being a huge challenge with the minibus journeys, tiredness, and physical exertion, we had so much fun as a group and I have made some friends and memories for life. Thank you to Big C for organising the event!Cath Watts, Big C’s Nutritionist and Health Academy Lead
The total raised through the challenge sits at £13,559, an incredible total for an incredible challenge!
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