Taking the Three Peaks Challenge
Update – Well, the weather was terrible, but Paul Goodge successfully tackled the Three Peaks Challenge. He’s very grateful for all the support, the team raised £12,000 for the charities and Paul himself raised £3,300. If anyone still wants to donate here’s the link again to the JustGiving site.
An Aldbourne man is preparing to take on the legendary Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, the British Heart Foundation and palliative care charity Ty Hafan.
Forty-eight-year-old Paul Goodge will tackle the peaks from north to south, starting with Ben Nevis, then Scafell Pike and ending at Snowdon. He intends to scale the three highest mountains in England, Scotland, and Wales respectively in less than 24 hours in order to raise £3000 for his chosen charities.
Mr Goodge’s challenge will begin at the foot of Ben Nevis on the morning of September 15th. Dressed in thick clothing, and equipped with survival essentials such as compasses, torches and first aid kits, he will begin the demanding ascent that will finish at the summit – 1,344m above sea level – approximately five hours later.
Once back down and following a 248 mile drive, he will then start to scale the notoriously steep and rocky Scafell Pike in the Lake District. He should take around four and a half hours to reach the summit, which is 978m above sea level.
Following a further 212 mile drive Mr Goodge will reach Snowdon at around 3:00am on September 16th, facing a daunting 1,085m climb. The Snowdon climb should take around four hours.
Mr Goodge, a professional project manager, said: “Once I’ve finished I know it will have been fun: it’s just the 24 hours prior to that… I’m treating it as a project of course, with Kendall Mint cake as my main risk mitigation. The three charities mean a lot to me, so all support will be most welcome.”
If you would like to sponsor Mr Goodge, visit his Just Giving page via this link.
Source: John Garvey / Newbury Today
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