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The Dark side of The Three Peaks Challenge

Posted by Dan Painter on 12-Oct-2017 10:59:06

The Three Peaks Challenge is growing with popularity each year.

Annually thousands of fundraisers descend on the Scafell Pike, Snowdon and Ben Nevis to soak in the magnificent scenery and with the hope of completing all three in under 24 hours. However, behind this seemingly uncontroversial event, there a number of negative impacts which are bringing these stunning regions close to their breaking point.  

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Marathon walk london 2017: goal ticked

Posted by Dan Painter on 28-Sep-2017 09:56:31

On the 23rd of September, one of our fabulous participants, Julia Bloxham, fulfilled her lifelong dream of completing a marathon. Along the way she overcame uncertainties, from fitness to sponsorships, as well as meeting new people and making friends. This is a blog post she wrote following the event about staying positive and pushing through those aches and pains! 

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Trekking Borneo: What it's like to climb Mount Kinabalu

Posted by Dan Painter on 08-Apr-2016 12:30:07

Challenge Co-ordinator Dan departed the office on the 23rd February, bound for Borneo, to join a group of enthusiastic challengers all fundraising for The Princess Alexandra Hospital. This was his first time in Borneo, so we couldn't wait to hear all about it when he joined us back at DA HQ. 

Dan's first hand insight in to this Pioneering challenge keeps it simple:

  • The best bits (simply the bits that make your spine tingle with excitement)
  • The worst bits (we're honest, so here's what you should know - we like you to be able to make an informed decision!)
  • Top Tips (the kind of know how you need from someone who's been there and done it)
  • Why he recommends it and who will it suit? (the bottom line - is this the challenge for you? on to find out)
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