2004 Three Peaks Challenge Report




  24 PEAKS







"From the muddy parking lot at Ben Nevis to the after party in Snowdon, it was honestly an absolutely awesome experience with memories I will always cherish

The whole event ran extremely smoothly (apart from the weather) and I would like to say a special thanks to The Mitchemp Trust volunteers, our individual support teams and the mountain guides (who sat in the cold and rain for hours to ensure our safety).

Talk about being in touch with the elements. It was really quite astounding to experience such varied weather conditions over just 24 hours - from torrential rain, strong winds, freezing summits (snow on top of Ben Nevis) to glorious sunshine. You name it we experienced it! 'Nice weather we're having' and 'think of five things you'd rather be doing' are quotes that spring to mind whilst ascending Scafel as the heavens opened and waterproofs lost their battle against the deluge!

Yes, there were times when we really questioned ourselves as to why? Why were we doing this? But once completed there were no more questions as to why. It was truly an amazing experience from so many perspectives. I have no regrets what so ever……and would certainly be up for it again!

Our company had enough participants to make up two teams (from all the different divisions). This meant that the event became a company event, there were the walkers, the support teams and the fundraising team. We organized quiz and race nights at the local pub; lunchtime runs in Hyde Park; yoga classes; walking weekends in the Lake District and the Brecon Beacons. As a company we had some great times together, even before the event took place. I enjoyed the preparations (training, fund-raising) almost as much as the event itself.

We were also extremely fortunate to have the backing from our senior management, who saw this as a great team building experience for the company - which it was. So, not only did we raise nearly £15,000 for The Mitchemp Trust, the whole company worked as one team, instead of separate divisions. It was great to see everyone working towards a single goal. I also think that the experience highlighted individual strengths as well as requiring close teamwork. We came together like no other time in our company history.

It goes without saying the tremendous benefits our company and the vulnerable children (whom The Mitchemp Trust help each year), will reap as a result of this event.

For me, the 3 Peaks, was an unforgettable experience, which I am very proud of! I do feel that it definitely brought us closer together as a company"

Sarah Mallet

Teams this year set a very high standard in their fundraising with all teams on average raising over £6,000. This gave us the incredible total of £120,000. Thank you and well done to everyone! Competition for the top fundraising prize this year was very very tough and with an amazing total of £12,000 per team Symbol Technologies took the award.

To see the images from this years challenge, please visit the Photo Gallery.

  Top 10 Fundraising Teams
Position Team Sponsorship
1 Symbol Techologies £12,000
2 Co-op Bank £9,000
3 Tyco Electronics £8,000
4 AIFS £7,500
5 Morris Owen £7,200
6 Swindon Services £7,000
 7 Rio Tinto £6,000
8 Fuelforce £5,000
9 BT Retail £4,000
10 Babcock £4,000

  Registered Charity Number 1019493