A HUGE well done to Adam, Ash, Calum, Chris, Lucy and Marcus for taking on their Three Peaks Fundraising challenge, for absolutely smashing it and raising an incredible £570 for Hearts Together and £845 for North West Air Ambulance! A BIG thank you also to everyone who sponsored and supported them. 
"Three countries, three mountains, 29.32 miles of rugged terrain, and 6,127 metres of elevation change covered, we have made it. All three peaks have been conquered! When the idea to undertake this challenge in Oliver’s name was conceived in March, we could never have imagined the amount of support we would get. Having now raised over £1,400 in total for these two amazing charities, once again from all the team, an enormous thank you for supporting their truly incredible work in Oliver’s name. We absolutely could not have achieved this journey without your generous, supportive words and encouragement driving us forward. As a special note, without the support of our driver team, Heather and Jo, it would not have been possible to journey to and between the peaks. Thank you for donating your weekend and joining in on the challenge. Additionally, thank you to all those who came and supported us both in the Lake District and Snowdonia. Your motivation and support gave us all a boost to keep pushing all the way to the finish and home. It was greatly appreciated."
Well done team! What an achievement. 
Three Peaks Challenge Fundraising photos

Read the teams diary on the challenge below!

Weekend Roundup:

After meeting up near Glasgow on Friday night, our convoy navigated north to our start line just outside Fort William on Saturday morning. Threading through the valleys of the idyllic Scottish Highlands and Glencoe, we took a moment to appreciate the stunning views and the scale of the challenge ahead.

With the sun radiating down on us when we arrived at our starting point at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre and spirits high, the six of us started the clock and set off. Setting a strong pace, we worked our way along the path, slowly rising above the valley floor as we weaved past many groups on their descent. Minimal cloud cover meant the sun was strong, taking its toll early on; however, it allowed for a phenomenal backdrop to the whole hike. Three hours in, the plateau at the top of the British Isles' highest mountain was in front of us, with clouds starting to roll in below. Quick photos, and off we go again. Descending under the blanket of clouds and with the sun painting the sky as it slowly set, we powered down the steep rocky paths to meet our dedicated drivers, willing to navigate through the night to our next climb.

Sunday morning, with Scafell Pike looming over us to the east and the early morning light breaking through the mist in the Wasdale Valley, we set off for the summit. Punishment on the lower section came in the form of large continuous block steps before switching over to very loose stones, weaving between heavily weathered boulders around 200m before the summit. This took its toll on all our legs on the ascent, and to keep us in check on the descent, the large steps put continued stress on knees and feet. Being the most intense hike of the challenge, the reward was worthwhile, with the summit showing us a stunning 360-degree view out of the Lake District and its coastline with the Irish Sea.

After battling the convoy out of the Lake District on Sunday morning and across to North Wales, we arrived at the base of Yr Wyddfa in Snowdonia with an average of 2 hours of sleep among us since Saturday morning. After assessing a wide assortment of small pains and injuries, we joined up with two fresh members of Oliver's friend group, Emma and KT. For the final time, we set off on the Miners Track with dark grey clouds approaching as we tackled the last summit of our challenge. Sheltered in the eastern valley behind the peak's summit, the smooth first mile gave way to an inclined stone-paved climb before the onset of the final scramble to Bwlch Glas. While this ridgeline shaded us from the little sun left to keep the temperature up, the wind whipping across the ridgeline was also concealed. Summiting the valley wall, we encountered the wind's full force and the chill it brought on. This couldn’t stop us from marching to the top and reaching our final goal. Westward wind battering us and now deep in cloud cover, we reached the final summit together to complete our Three Peaks Challenge.