Tom Cowgill, director and co-founder of Rewards4, has successfully completed the National Three Peaks Challenge and has helped to raise over £4,000 for Target Ovarian Cancer.
The National Three Peaks Challenge is a battle of endurance that requires you to take on the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours. Starting up in Scotland, the 26-mile trek includes the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m).
As part of a group of six friends and family, Tom completed the challenge in memory of his late sister Susan, who passed away from ovarian cancer last year. In the process, the group has raised over £4,000 for the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity which aims to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research and to provide support to women.
Despite a battle with Storm Miguel and issues on the M6 to contend with, the group was able to complete the challenge in 23 hours and 29 minutes, to the delight of the six climbers.
Tom Cowgill said:
We started the climb of Ben Nevis at about 5.45pm on Friday and managed to complete the challenge with about half an hour to spare.
The last leg of the trek requires climbers to reach the bottom of Snowdon after their descent, which won’t have been made any easier by the awful conditions.
Tom expressed his relief and pride at reaching Pen-y-pass to officially complete the challenge, which came after a prior warning from other climbers.
Once we got to the bottom, it was just a feeling of elation really. I think we were all in need of a drink and our driver Steve got some champagne for us when we got to the bottom.
We also came across some other climbers, who were on their way down, and they said they wouldn’t recommend us going to the top because of the wind.
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