Bristol Airport team complete Three Peaks Challenge in just under 24 hours

PUBLISHED: 19:00 18 July 2017

The trio completed the challenge in less than 24 hours.

The trio completed the challenge in less than 24 hours.

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A team of Bristol Airport staff experienced life above the clouds in a slightly different way than they are used to when they completed the National Three Peaks Challenge.

The trio completed the challenge in less than 24 hours.The trio completed the challenge in less than 24 hours.

Adam Thorne, Charlie Wright, Nigel Martin and their driver James Emanuelli, climbed the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland in 23 hours and 51 minutes. The team raised more than £700 for Children’s Hospice South West by conquering Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis.

Mr Thorne, who is retail manager at the airport, said: “It was an absolutely exhausting challenge but worth every footstep.

“At times the weather on the Three Peaks Challenge was against us, particularly on the top of Scafell Pike, with visibility reducing to around five metres.

“This said, the team spirit was fantastic and knowing that you are raising money for such a worthwhile charity gives the motivation needed to get you to the end.”

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