You may remember back in May we announced that our Director, David Bairner was set to take on the National Three Peaks Challenge. David was attempting to complete the infamous encounter within an impressive 24-hour period, to raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation, and…
HE DID IT. Not least on a yellow weather warning and in 22 hours and 55 minutes!
In case you’re not familiar with the national Three Peaks Challenge, it involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon…so, not your average weekend activity!
Talking post-challenge, David said: “We managed to climb the three peaks – one after the other in under 24 hours – so, I’m feeling proud (and a little bit achy!) We started in torrential rain for the whole duration of Ben Nevis, with our clothing saturated right through to the skin – despite being dressed in full waterproofs! Next up was Scafell Pike – it was dark (but at least dry) when we went, but we came back down again in torrential rain on very tricky terrain with lots of rocks and loose stones on very steep slopes. We finally completed Snowdon in the early hours, and again didn’t manage to avoid the rain, but the sun did finally come out as we finished!”
“It was all in the name of the British Heart Foundation, a charity which is very close to my heart due to the work it has done to support very close friends of mine. That was my motivation and I’m delighted to report I’ve raised £1,440.00 so far, with donations still coming in. Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported me.”
“It’s only thanks to support like this that the British Heart Foundation can continue its vital work in creating new treatments and discovering new cures. To give you an example, £24 could pay for two hours of research by an early career scientist. I am extremely grateful for every single donation – every penny helps support this incredible cause! You can read more about my story and why I chose to support this particular charity on my Just Giving page (link below).”