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HiB takes charity commitment to new heights in Three Peaks challenge
This weekend saw bathroom product manufacturer, HiB take its fundraising efforts to a whole new level - three in fact - as a dedicated team of 12 employees embarked on the UK's infamous 24-hour Three Peaks Challenge in aid of charity.
The gruelling Three Peaks Challenge sees participants summit three of the highest peaks in the UK; Snowdon (1085m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Ben Nevis (1344m) in just 24 hours.
Covering just over 26 miles and over 11,000 feet of mountain terrain in 24 hours, all with a minimum of 11 hours' drive in between, the hike is widely reputed as one of the most gruelling mountaineering events in the UK and a true test of personal stamina.
Having undergone months of training, including test-runs climbing Scafell Pike and Snowdon, the HiB team completed the challenge within the 24 hours, spurred on by raising more than £8,000 for nominated charities Mind and Starlite.
Organiser of the charity challenge, HiB managing director, Robert Ginsberg says: "While we've done lots of fundraising events in the past, as it is our 25th anniversary this year we wanted to do something different which really pushed our limits - and the 24-hour Three Peaks Challenge was the obvious choice.
"Originally, when we first discussed the climb, over half of our staff expressed interest which was fantastic - however, we eventually decided upon a team of our 12 strongest staff - two of each from each of our six departments. After all, The Three Peaks Challenge is not for the fainthearted; Ben Nevis is the highest peak in the British Isles and Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England - while of all three have incredibly difficult terrains.
"Although it was a huge challenge, we had a fantastic weekend. It was great to see such camaraderie throughout the team and we are delighted to have been able to raise a significant amount for two such worthwhile causes in our 25thanniversary year."
11th September 2015