This September, an intrepid team at REHAU successfully completed the gruelling climb of the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland to raise money for the company’s chosen charity of the year, Scope.
The challenge brought together 27 people from different departments and locations across the UK, Ireland and Italy and comprised of climbs up Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. That’s a walk of more than 26 miles, a total climb of over 10,000 feet and more than 450 miles driven between the peaks! 60% of those who participated declared victory and completed the challenge in less than 30 hours, raising £7,500 for Scope so far.
The team enjoyed stunning panoramic views of the lochs and amazing weather conditions during the first climb at Ben Nevis on the Saturday morning, even witnessing a rare sighting of a broken spectre right at the top!
They joined together to work through the more challenging parts of the trek, walking in low temperatures, darkness, wind and rain on Saturday evening at Scafell Pike and encountering tough terrain, mist, and another downpour in the early hours of the Sunday morning on Snowdon. The inclement weather wasn’t a deterrent, only helping to reinforce the group’s positive spirit and determination to complete the challenge and they were overjoyed upon achieving this. Many have described this as an extremely rewarding experience and one of the highlights of their time at REHAU.
Sergio Fonseca, HR Director at REHAU said: “We are very proud of our team and commend them for completing this gruelling challenge and for helping to raise a great sum for Scope this year. The Three Peaks Challenge was a perfect opportunity to bring our colleagues across different territories together and gave them a chance to interact with people they otherwise would not have necessarily come into contact with in our 500 strong team. It was a testament to the team spirit and feeling of togetherness we encourage at REHAU.”
To ensure the team was safe through the challenge, REHAU partnered up with Alexander Adventures. With a wealth of experience in leading teams through expeditions such as the Three Peaks Challenge – both here in the UK and internationally - Alexander Adventures kept team spirits high and ensured that everyone was healthy and safe throughout the challenge.
To assist the walkers in raising money, a fundraising event was held each month from April to August. All money raised will go to Scope, REHAU UK’s charity of the year 2018.