Initiative takes on the Three Peaks Challenge

May 30, 2017 | Share this article


Last year, a group of six from Initiative thought they needed an inclusive activity that could be done as a team and would challenge them. So with that in mind, they climbed Snowdon! As we featured on the website a few months ago, this was their first step and proved to be a success story for Initiative.

The intrepid explorers are now gearing up for their next challenge and have managed to persuade more members to join them, making it a team of 12 all from Initiative UK. Jorge Seeliger, Claire Elsworth, Joe Simmons, Scott Bilbe, Ben Haley, James Davies, James Temperley, Finlegh Gordon, Lorna Dobson, Edward Brennan, Rhian Withers and Philippa Harris will all be taking on The National Three Peaks Challenge on the 29th and 30th of June.

For those who don’t know, The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland, within 24 hours. They are:

  • Scafell Pike, in England (978m)
  • Snowdon, in Wales (1085m),
  • Ben Nevis, in Scotland (1345m).

The total distance walked is estimated to be 42 kilometers (26 miles) with a total ascent of 3,000 meters (9,800 feet)

The team are not just doing this for fun, they’re doing it for worthy causes – One of Initiative’s most beloved clients, Bloodwise, the UK’s blood cancer charity, Neuroblastoma, a charity helping to find a cure for Neuroblastoma in children (and a personal cause of the team) and Mind, an important charity in our industry and for Initiative UK.

We’ll keep everyone updated on the team’s progress and in the meantime, take a look at their fundraising page and give them some sponsorship. It’s all for charity after all –