We are very proud to have won The Scaffell Pike Trophy for most money raised in the 2011 Six Peaks Challenge. Raising as much money for WaterAid was our motivation for entering this challenge. On behalf of the whole Legs Go team (walkers: Ellice, Frances, Jack, Raju and Vish; drivers: Gareth and Roy) we’d like to thank everyone who sponsored us.
Anyone who would like to add to our sponsor us can do so here: http://www.justgiving.com/legs-go-sixpeaks
Thank you all once again – the Legs Go team.
With the sun rising in Newcastle, the team departed at about 4:30am towards county Kerry for peak number 6. After a long tough hike up an alternative (longer) route as the Devil’s Ladder was closed, the team finished the 6th peak (all team members completed all peaks). Now back off to Killarney, for the WaterAid meal and prize event.
Jack: “I’ve got improvisation going on all over”
Raju: “What is that?”
Vish: “Where’s the food?”
Frances: “What’s with the chit-chat?”
Ellice: “Is everyone ready?”
We started @5am and reached the peak & back in 5h48m.
Too exhausted to write anything else so enjoy the pics
We started up Britain’s highest mountain – Ben Nevis (4408 feet). Not a cloud in the sky – with sun forecast for the whole walk. Unfortunately there was a slight mist on the peak, although the sun was threatening to break through. With the mist clearing we’d peaked too soon (pun intended) to see out from the peak – maybe just as well with 1000 foot drops near the peak. As well as some snow still around near the summit (yes – snow) we also met quite a few teams on their climb upwards while we were descending (obviously some teams didn’t fancy a 5am start again!). Some of the pictures today include those teams (all helping to raise money for WaterAid too – so worthy of inclusion in our blog!). With a time of 5 hours and 48 minutes, it was off to Fort William for a shower before the next stage – providing a chance to check our sun tans from Scotland too.