To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, a team of 10 Thomson Ecology staff members set out to conquer three of the highest peaks in the British Isles, raising money for the Guildford and Leeds branches of the YMCA.
The intrepid team dedicated a weekend in October to climb the three peaks over three days, beginning with Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland, then Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, and finishing with Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.
The walkers were accompanied by three staff members, who drove the team the great distances between the locations.
The team all agreed that the adventure had been a complete success and not withstanding a few blisters, the weekend went without hitch, although team member Leanne Wall said: “Sleep deprivation was a challenge for the team, due to late arrival times at the hostels and subsequent early starts resulting in just a few hours sleep each night.”
The spectacular scenery, good weather, and team morale made for a hugely enjoyable experience. The team members tried fell running, drank from mountain streams, and outdid each other spotting the local ecology along the way. Some of the team helped enhance the scenery by picking up litter, even finding an abandoned tent and a pair of trousers along the way!
This is not the first time Thomson Ecology has raised money for the YMCA. The company has already raised and donated £1500 to the charity throughout 2014 through various fund raising activities. The team now hopes that this latest venture will raise a further £1000, and is well on the way to achieving this goal. Your help could make all the difference. If you would like to support the team and the YMCA, you can do so by donating at the team’s My Donate page.