I Saw Them, I Climbed Them and I Conquered Them!

I have always been up for a challenge and so when my two sisters suggested to me and my fearless fiancé that we attempt to complete the Three Peaks Challenge on 19 July, I immediately said yes.  We would be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support by climbing the three highest mountain peaks in the UK, (Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis) in 24 hours and that included driving between each peak!  It all sounded quite daunting and a demanding challenge even for the physically fit.

Of course there was a very big reason for us putting ourselves through such an enduring physical feat.  Macmillan Cancer Support means a lot to us as we lost our cousin, Sarah Finney, on Christmas day 2006, aged 27. Sarah had a long battle with cancer, which she fought bravely. Her wish was to be able to spend Christmas at home with her family and thanks to Macmillan’s help and support, she was able to do this. Sarah was a fun and caring person and is loved and missed by all who knew her. We wanted to be able to help Macmillan provide support to others going through the same difficult times as she and her family did.

So the big day finally came round, and we found ourselves standing at the foot of Ben Nevis in Scotland, where we started our ascent at 6.55am.  Over the following 23 hours and 31 minutes we also scaled the heights of Scafell Pike in Cumbria and Snowdon in Wales where we finished our descent at 6.26am on Monday 20 July.

To find out a bit more about those long, tough hours, take a look at the website (details below), where you can see a few pictures (some will make you feel pretty cold!) and you may even feel like donating a small sum of money to the charity.

Finally, on behalf of my sisters and fiancé, I just want to say an enormous thank you to all those who have supported us and donated to Macmillan.