25th July 2018
Link Financial team scales new heights for charity
7 colleagues from Link Financial Outsourcing, Caerphilly, successfully completed the “Welsh Three Peaks Challenge” on July 20th. The challenge is to climb the three highest mountains in south, mid and north Wales: Pen y Fan, Cadir Idris and Snowdon-Yr Wyddfa – a total of 24.6 miles walking and a total height of 2,864 metres, all within a 24 hour period.
Setting off at 2am, the team trekked off into the darkness, reaching the first peak, (Pen y Fan 886 metres) at 3.45am and descending just as the sun rose. Rain began to set in at this point but undeterred by the worsening weather conditions, they tackled the hardest peak, Cadir Idris 893 metres in 4 hours. The final climb, Snowdon-Yr Wyddfa 1,085 metres was made in heavy rain and very poor visibility, the team arrived at the peak soaked and exhausted but in good spirits at 4.45pm – mission accomplished.
Jeremy Baber, challenge team member and Link Financial Outsourcing’s Director of Operations said:
“It was a really tough day’s walking and climbing but thoroughly enjoyable despite the poor weather conditions.
We completed 24.6 miles, took around 60,000 steps and burned over 10,000 calories each – so not a bad workout! The team really supported one another to complete the challenge in 16 and a half hours, and most importantly, raised over £3,200 for charity.
We now have our sights set on the UK National Three Peaks Challenge in 2019”.
All funds raised by the team will be donated to Dementia UK.