We very grateful to long time supporters of Small Steps, Q Developments, who recently completed the 3 Peaks challenge to raise money for Small Steps! Maartens van Rensburg, Jeanette Quinn, Zoe Bongard, Trevor Wallbank, Michael von Steiger, Tracy Saxon, Jon Southern, Mike Mason and Neil Keane of Q Developments and Q Plant Hire walked the 3 Peaks in 24 hours for their chosen charities.
The team raised over £2,800 doing the Challenge for Small Steps! Big congratulations and thanks to everyone who took part. After the event the team at Q Developments said “We did it! It was incredibly tough but worth it – Ben Nevis was fun in the snow, Scafell Pike magical at midnight and Snowdon stunning – thank you to everyone who supported us and donated to our charities – however if you haven’t donated yet please do.” Just Giving fundraising page.
The National Three Peaks Challenge is a well known phrase amongst the more adventurous. This challenge involves walking the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. The three peaks are Snowdon, in Wales (1085m), Scafell Pike, in England (978m) and Ben Nevis, in Scotland (1344m).
Maximum climbing times are generally suggested as being around 4 hours for Snowdon, and 5 hours for Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike. It’s certainly not a gentle walk, and when three climbs are required within 24 hours the Challenge becomes more difficult, draining your energy and depriving you of sleep.