Weston company completes mountain climb for charity

PUBLISHED: 16:00 24 June 2013

The climb up Ben Nevis

The climb up Ben Nevis

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A WESTON business took up their walking boots to raise £2,000 for Weston Hospicecare.

Weston Electrical Services completed the Three Peaks Challenge, climbing the UK’s highest mountains in 24 hours.

The business, which has been trading in the town for over 30 years, hopes to complete a fundraising challenge every year for the hospice.

Eight people from the company took the climb, starting at Ben Nevis at 6pm, and completed the first peak in 3hrs 45mins.

After a few hours of sleep, the group began the second climb at Scafel Pike.

They reached the peak in time for sunrise, completing the climb in 3hrs and 5mins.

But, the group got stuck in traffic and reached the third peak, Mount Snowdon, with just four hours to spare.

But, they successfully managed to complete the climb in 3hrs and 3 minutes.

Director of Weston Electrical Services Linda Rogers said: “It was definitely a challenge.

“Tough climbs with very little sleep meant it was exhausting, but it was a great achievement personally and a great opportunity to raise some money for a great charity very close to our hearts.”

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