The Riello UPS sales team tackled the UK’s three highest hills – and raised a mountainous sum of money for charity!
Members of our sales team took on the Three Peaks Challenge, which sees teams take on the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in under 24 hours, in aid of the company’s charity of the year the Anthony Nolan Trust, raising a grand total of £2,262.
The charity works to save the lives of people with blood cancer who need a stem cell or bone marrow transplant, by matching them with a suitable donor.
Ryan, Craig, Paul, Dan and Chris from the Riello UPS sales team took part in the hike earlier this month, along with much-needed support and encouragement from Barry and driver Steve.
Starting in Scotland, Ben Nevis was the team’s first challenge, before travelling South to take on Scafell Pike in The Lake District, and finishing in Wales at Snowdon.
Scafell Pike proved to be the toughest challenge of the day, with a dark and misty 3 am start, while sleep deprivation and a knee injury forced some our team into an early finish.
Ryan and Craig successfully completed all three peaks, with a combined height of 3,408m, finishing in 23hrs 25 mins and 23hrs 39 mins respectively.
Reflecting on his experience, Dan said: “The Three Peaks Challenge gave me the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable experience, pushing myself to the limit in an attempt to climb peaks that I’ve never even seen before, let alone conquered and all in the name of a fantastic charity who will benefit from the money raised. The fact that I was involved in the challenge was nothing short of a privilege.”
Upon finishing the three peaks, Craig said: “There were some tough times, in particular having to listen to Steve’s heavy metal music in the van. It pushed me right to the limit but glad I got through it”, with Ryan saying: “If I wasn’t so dehydrated I’d have cried”, and Paul adding: “It had its ups and downs but I never want to see another mountain in my life.”
On offering his support and encouragement, Barry said: “I’m disappointed that I couldn’t contribute more than I did due to a fractured fibula, but I’m glad I was along for the ride. Also, the steak Steve and I had after dropping the lads off at Ben Nevis was great!”, while driver Steve said: “The highlight of the trip was when I got home!”