Going more than the extra mile
A few weeks ago, a team of 10 intrepid explorers from the Supply Team completed the National 3 Peaks Challenge in brilliant Sky style.
"For those that are not aware, the 3 Peaks Challenge is a serious physical and mental challenge that takes place on the 3 highest mountains in the UK. It totals nearly 3,500 metres in height and over 20 miles of walking; including over 500 miles of driving between the three mountains, all needing to be completed within 24 hours.
It goes without saying that the whole group were aware of the challenge that lay ahead, but nothing really prepares you for the lack of sleep and physical impact on your body that you experience over the 24 hour period. The National 3 Peaks Challenge is popular amongst groups wanting to raise money for a good cause, and we were no different. We weren’t doing this for fun; we were doing this to raise money for Mind UK.
1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year in the UK. Mind works to support people who suffer and those who care for them, and campaigns to promote their rights and equal treatment in society. Our short period of pain was our way of supporting this great cause and through amazingly generous donations we raised nearly £9,000!
It was a great team effort to make sure that everything was organised. We were completely self-sufficient with our own minibus and dedicated drivers to get the walkers to each mountain on time. Everyone came together and unlike the predictions, there were no arguments on the mountainside, just smiles and determination to succeed. We were tested on Ben Nevis as the cloud and rain engulfed us, but from then on we were welcomed by high cloud and sunshine at Scafell Pike and Snowdon. It made the walking far more enjoyable and presented outstanding views from the peaks!"
The whole team agreed, “This was a gruelling and tough challenge. I’m really proud and pleased with the how the team pulled together to organise it and complete it and for such a great cause.”
The team that completed the challenge, unscathed and all in good health!
Working as One Team made the difference as one member of the team highlights, “When I signed up to take part in the Supply 3 Peaks challenge I didn’t really appreciate what I was signing up to! It was certainly one of the toughest challenges I have ever taken part in, however what impressed me most was the support and encouragement you get from all the members of the team. It certainly reflected Sky’s value of ‘One Team’”.