13 Hours. 3 Peaks. 12 Desk Jockeys. 1 Cause.
By Jonathan Daines, LettingaProperty.com
When we came face-to-face with the plight of ocean plastic both here in the UK and much further afield, we knew as a team, we had to do our bit to make a difference.
The decision to elect the Marine Conservation Society as our nominated charity partner this year was an easy and natural choice for us, and one which we knew our hard-working funds would be put to good use.
As an ocean- and Earth-loving team of 12 people (with varied levels of fitness), our decision to scale the Welsh Three Peaks – the most iconic mountains in Wales and bolt on a road trip at the same time – was a fitting challenge for us.
Having conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks a few years ago, we knew that this next trio of hills would be much tougher – and it was.
Whilst most of the country basked in record-high temperatures on the 12th July 2019, our 5am start on a grey and misty morning in Snowdonia was anything but inviting. We did, however, set off with high spirits and steely determination.
We completed Snowdon in 5.5 hours and set off on a two-hour drive to Cader Idris, which we smashed in 4 hours, another two hours later, we completed Pen y Fan in 2.5 hours.
Whilst challenging every step of the way, our reward was some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and an unrivalled day of discovery for us all.
Overall, the walk was amazing.
Yes – we needed to keep telling ourselves that we could do it!
Fun to do?
Of course, the best thing about it was supporting each other whilst knowing we’re raising funds for an amazing cause.
It’s something we’ll never forget and as shattered as we were, we’d do it all again …next year!
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