JDC chose to support Nelson’s Journey as it is a local charity which does fantastic work to support and help children and young people who have experienced the death of an important person in their lives.
Dave, Ryan and James started their challenge by taking on Ben Nevis; setting off at 5:30am with the weather conditions far from ideal with the rain making the terrain extra slippery alongside increasing winds the further up the mountain they got. It took approximately seven hours to get to the summit and then return to the foot of the mountain, sapping their energy.
Following a change of clothes they then made their way to Scafell Pike to take on the next mountain but, with traffic not being favourable it delayed their arrival and meant they reached the top of Scafell Pike at sunset, which gave some fantastic views, however it meant the descent occurred in the dark and tested the navigation skills of the team.
Once safely returned to the bottom of Scafell Pike at 1am, they then made the final road leg of the challenge to Snowdon. After getting a few hours’ sleep on route, they arrived in Snowdonia to be greeted with sunshine which made the final climb more enjoyable (even with very tired bodies!) and they completed the final mountain at 12:30pm.
Dave Howes, JDC Corporate Finance Director said: “It’s a great achievement that the team successfully completed the National Three Peaks in 31 hours, beating our target time by 5 hours. We are delighted our challenge raised over £2,800 for Nelsons Journey, which will help them to continue the great support they provide to young people in the local area. Ryan, James and myself would like to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship and JDC Corporate Finance for funding the challenge.”