Ridge and Partners LLP are celebrating their 70th birthday this year, and are aiming to riase £70,000 for charities in their offices throughout the UK. As part of their fundraising, a team from the Winchester office took on the challenge of the three peaks – the three highest mountains in the UK in 24 hours. Here’s how they got on, in their own words…

“After a weekend spent in truly treacherous conditions, we are happy to report that we completed the 3 peaks challenge! Sort of…. Due to the truly atrocious weather and an injury or two we crashed through the 24hr time limit. The travelling time has been estimated at 12 Hours and 10 minutes (although this does not take into account the heavily speed restricted mini bus and having to take a substantial detour on the Friday evening for a fish and chip supper after missing the evening meal at the youth hostel!)
Please see a breakdown of walking times for each team below, who both smashed the 24 hour time limit when taking into account the walking times only in the notorious Northern England/Scottish summer weather conditions!

Speedy group!
Ben Nevis – 5hr 20min
Start – 17.55
Finish – 23.15
Scafell Peak – 3hr 20min
Start – 11.00
Finish – 14.50
Snowdon – 4 Hours
Start – 8.55
Finish –  12:55
Total: 12hr 40min

Not so speedy group!
Ben Nevis – 8hr 35min
Start – 17.55
Finish – 02.30
Scafell Peak – 4hr 28min
Start – 11.00
Finish – 15.28
Snowdon – 5hr 35min (50min cake stop)

Start – 8.55
Finish –  2.30
Total: 18hr 38min

The team did an incredible job, especially considering the miserable weather! You can continue to support their efforts by visiting the sponsorship page: