In July Node’s Birmingham office are taking on the Three Peaks Challenge, in a bid to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society to support the fight against dementia.
Four of our team will be valiantly tackling this fast-paced and physically challenging adventure to scale the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours.
Considered as one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges, the National Three Peak Challenge will see our team trek around 24 miles and ascend over 3,000 metres in an attempt to reach the summit of Ben Nevis (1,345m), Snowdon (1,085m), and Scafell Pike (978m) in less than 24 hours.
Previous years have seen members of the Node team take on a number challenges, ranging from the JLL property triathlon, to the Prologis 100 bike ride and the Birmingham International Marathon. However, it is fair to say the speed, endurance as well as the grit and determination required to achieve success may make thisNode’s toughest challenge to date!
The scale of the challenge we are facing is appropriate, given the rising challenge associated with dementia. The government anticipates that by 2025, over one million people living in the UK could have dementia, with this figure doubling by 2050. That makes the work undertaken by the Alzheimer’s Society so incredibly vital, and a cause that we are proud to be able to support.
Preparations are already well underway with members of the team climbing Pen-y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons, Blencathra in the Lake District and Snowdon, Wales’ highest mountain. We will be providing updates on our training (and flapjack consumption) over the next 10 weeks.
If you’d like to support our team to help to beat dementia with every step, by making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society, then please visit our Just Giving page at: