It may have taken slightly longer than our 24-hour target (3 hours longer, to be precise!), but last weekend TeamRAB successfully completed the infamous Three Peaks Challenge!
The team included eight who were focused on completing the climbing challenge, and two fabulous drivers (Olivia and Abdul) who undertook their own challenge which included withstanding increasingly odorous cars!
‘Resilience’ was the order of the day (and night) for the eight climbers, with conditions somewhat against us at the summit of the first two peaks. We started with Ben Nevis in the early evening, climbing into the clouds and reaching the summit in decreasing light and temperature (-2 degrees!). The descent in darkness was a challenge in itself, before we set off south for the Lake District and Scafell Pike.
Back in daylight we tackled the short but steep climb to the summit, ironically passing many of the same faces we had on Ben Nevis! Again, views from the top eluded us as cloud shrouded the summit. We didn’t have time to wait for them to clear, and a rapid descent was followed by a 6-hour journey to north Wales for our final peak.
Here our luck changed, and we were met by blue skies and perfect late afternoon conditions for the ascent of Snowdon. Stunning views on the way up and at the summit provided thoroughly deserved photo opportunities.
The final descent did allow for a quick stop to skim stones and paddle in the lake to sooth our aching feet! Back in the cars to travel to Rhyl to the hotel and well-deserved beers, just manging to catch last orders!
It had been a massive team effort to ensure everyone made it to the top of all three peaks, and to ‘top’ if off we have so far raised £1,320 for our chosen charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders): https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rab3peaks
All that remains is for everyone to recover, then agree on a suitable challenge for TeamRAB in 2023!