June 02, 2014
Running a national school uniform company did not deter MD Mark Stevenson from successfully completing the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge last weekend helping to raise thousands of pounds for Help the Heroes in the process.
Mark joined 13 other employees in the challenge which saw them climb the UK’s three highest peaks – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon - in a combined time of 26 hours (just over the 24 hours they set out to complete the challenge in).
The climbers began their daunting challenge at 5 pm on Friday evening and by 11 pm had conquered the UK’s highest peak, Ben Nevis in Scotland.
After a few hours shut-eye on the drive south, Scafell Pike in the Lake District was next up. The team scaled it in just over 4 hours and then finally, they all dug deep to tackle all 1,085m of Snowdon, completing the climb in 4 hours, 30 minutes, and finishing the challenge at 7 pm the following day.
Mark commented: “It was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. There were times when I thought I couldn’t go on but then you’d stop and think about the men and women who have put their lives on the line serving our country but in the process suffering life-changing injuries as a result. This put the muscle pain, cramps and exhaustion into perspective pushing us to soldier on. It was as physically challenging as it was mentally. We all had highs and lows but we all worked together to help each other through.”
The team has raised £3,360 to date for the Help for Heroes charity which will help to provide comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses whilst serving our country.