A team from GSPK Circuits took part in the National three peaks challenge, organised by the fire service, on the 25th and 26th of June 2016.
The three peaks are Ben Nevis in Scotland which rises up to 1344m and is the highest peak in the UK. The second peak to be conquered was Scafell Pike in the Lake District, England which is 978m high and lastly, Snowdon in Wales which is 1085m high.
The aim was to complete the three climbs and all driving within 24 hours. Once completed, each team will have walked over 20 miles, ascended more than 10,000 feet and driven over 500 miles.
the challenge can be badly affected by adverse weather, there is snow on the peak of Ben Nevis all year and the weather conditions on all three peaks can be very unpredictable, The Fire Service three peaks challenge is a great test of strength and stamina and is the largest UK fire service event held annually.
The team was made up of 8 guys from all departments of the business including managing Director Steve Lloyd The challenge started from Fort William with a climb in horrendous weather conditions at the peak there were blizzards and sub-zero temperatures.
Then the 6 hour drive to Scarfel and an early morning climb with one member suffering from dehydration and sleep deprivation the team lost valuable time.
And then made the 5 hour drive to Snowdonia with excellent team spirit and a spot kit inspection by the fire service the team really pulled together and drove on to the top
Then at the official presentation we had made a time of 23 hours and 51 minutes and received Bronze medals for breaking the 24hour mark
A great success and added to this so far £2,193 has been collected for Cystic Fibrosis and posted on the link below https://www.justgiving.com/GSPK-Circuits-Ltd GSPK still need your help to get to the target figure so please donate
Stan, Nigel Anthony,Steve T ,Mark Wilkinson and Steve Lloyd with Paul Bray from IT builder made up the team
Text to 70070 with – GSPK66 £10