The adventurous procurement team from CH&Co Group has successfully conquered the famous Three Peaks Challenge, taking a staggering 1 million steps collectively to raise over £15,000 for Hospitality Action and Springboard.
The team of ten took to the road in a 1,245-mile round trip from CH&Co Group’s head office in Reading, to consecutively climb the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, respectively – motivated by their desire to support the incredible work of the industry charities.
A notoriously tough challenge, the event certainly lived up to its reputation. After 28 hours, a cumulative walking distance of over 420km, a collective climbing height of over 30,000m, and encountering tough terrain, mist, wind, rain and sleet along the way, the team completed the third mountain and declared victory.
The dedicated team of climbers included Andrew Atkinson, Danny Hind, Jon Williams, Ola Mitchell, Luke Rosier, Matt Kearslake, Leanne Johnson, Diane Broad and Anthony Noakes, with Diane Broad’s 11-year old son, Jack, joining the team as an honorary junior member for the Snowdon climb.
Jon Williams, group purchasing director at CH&Co Group, comments: “The Three Peaks Challenge was an incredible experience. We are so proud to have successfully climbed the three mountains and to have raised such a great sum for Hospitality Action and Springboard. It was tough going at times and I think we encountered all weather possibilities throughout the 28 hours! But, we were constantly driven by our determination to reach the finish and by the amazing support of colleagues, suppliers, families and friends. We would like to thank everyone for their enormous encouragement and generous donations.
“The expedition proved a great team-building experience. As a relatively new team, this unique opportunity to support each other and have fun in fairly extreme circumstances has enabled great bonds to be forged. If we can conquer the Three Peaks Challenge together, we can take on anything the world of procurement throws at us!”