Motionlab takes on The Three Peaks for charity

By Motionlab

03 May 2013

Several members of the team at Preston full-service digital agency Motionlab face one of their toughest ever challenges away from the office as they prepare to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon in the space of just 24 hours.

On the weekend of June 22 and 23, Motionlab will be attempting the Three Peaks Challenge, aiming to raise a target of £5,000 in aid of local charity St Catherine’s Hospice.

St Catherine’s is an adult hospice serving people from Chorley, Longridge, Preston and South Ribble.

The National Three Peaks Challenge is an event in which participants attempt to climb the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours, involving over 10,000 ft. of climbing and 450 miles of driving.

Training for the challenge commenced last August with a trial run up Cumbria’s Scafell Pike, followed by a hike of Helvellyn, England’s third highest peak, Great Langdale and Coniston Old Man, all located in the Lake District.

An itinerary for the challenge has been carefully drawn up by the team.

They will make their way up to Scotland on the night prior to the start of the challenge, staying in Fort William. From here, the team will firstly take on Ben Nevis before driving south to climb Scafell Pike during the night. Finally the aim is to tackle Snowdon and return to its base in under 24-hours since starting up Ben Nevis.

Those climbing will also be supported by a back-up team comprised of fellow work colleagues who will be responsible for transporting them to each destination safely and in good time, a challenge all of its own! To donate visit: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/motionlab or visit the Motionlab Three Peaks Challenge site at: http://3peaks.motionlab.co.uk/.

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