Three mountains in one day for charity climbers
9:18am Thursday 12th June 2014 in News
A TEAM of friends from a fitness class took on an epic adventure, scaling the three highest mountains in Wales, England and Scotland in just one day for charity.
In aid of Velindre Cancer Centre, the team from Barry's Nicky Palmer Fitness class took 22 hours and 23 minutes to complete the Three Peaks Challenge - climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon and raising £2500.
Starting out in Scotland at 6am on Saturday, June 7 the team scaled to the highest point of Ben Nevis in five hours and one minute.
With no time to rest they headed off to the Lake District to climb England's Scafell Pike, ascending to the peak in dreadful weather in three hours and 19 minutes.
Driving through the night to Wales and onto the final mountain the team arrived at Snowdon at 2am where they were faced with a difficult climb to the top in darkness and through thick fog.
Joined by their driver, Damian, the team completed the challenge in three hours 41 minutes.
In total 26 miles were walked by the team who climbed a total of 11,000 feet.
Climber Kirsty White said: ""We would like to thank everyone for their donations and support. This had been an amazing experience and one that will stay in our memories.
"It was hard work at times and tiring, and it's fair to say we are all going to be aching for a few days. But the money that we raised will hopefully help Velindre keep supporting all the cancer sufferers and families in our area.
"We would like to say a massive thank you to Damian our driver for all his support. Without him we wouldn't have competed it, and also to Nicky Palmer for keeping the team motivated throughout."
Donations are still being accepted at mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/npfthreepeaks