On Friday 3rd July, Hawk employee Jayne Camber and a fundraising group from Newtown Primary School embarked on their three peaks challenge to raise money for a new Creative Studio at Newtown Primary School.
Their journey commenced at Fort William on Friday when Jayne and her team made their way up to Scotland to hike the Ben Nevis. They were due to start the walk on the following day but due to weather concerns they brought the walk forward, forfeiting their mental and physical preparation. Standing at 1,344 meters, the Ben Nevis is no easy hike especially in the 20◦ heat the team were faced with, however they showed no sign of struggle and made their way up and back down in an impressive five and a half hours, even having time to help straddles along the way.
For most walking one mountain is enough but for Jayne two more remained, next being the Scarfell Pike in the Lake District National Park. Jayne described Scarfell as “misty, cloudy and tricky with no marked paths’; however they still managed to tackle it in 3 hours and 45 minutes.
Crossing yet another border, Jayne and her team arrived in North Wales on Sunday where they faced their final challenge, Snowdon. With an elevation of 1,085m Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and is known for its challenging routes and unpredictable weather. After contending with the gusty winds, Jayne and her team completed the final summit and after a long weekend, they had finally completed the tiresome and demanding Three Peaks Challenge!
All at Hawk are so proud of Jayne and her team of fundraisers for completing this tremendous challenge and would like to encourage all to show your support by visiting their Just Giving Page: