Eight Point Two


A weekend of 2 halves!
July 7, 2010, 9:22 am
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It was indeed – fine weather in the South and rubbish weather in the North.

Saturday was fine and sunny for the first day of the Marie Curies Yorkshire 3 Peaks – we oversea this event for Marie Curie with the aid of  local amateur radio operators Raynet. We had around 350 people complete the challenge on Saturday in what was outstanding weather!

Sunday was an altogether different day! Once again we were back in Horton for the 2nd day of the Marie Curie Yorkshire 3 Peaks weekend. With around 160 people setting off in what was ok weather things quickly changed and by 2pm it was very windy and wet with hail reported above 300m around Whernside! We had to deal with a casualty who was out on the walk independently of Marie Curie and the  Mountain rescue team had to be called to remove the lady from the side of the mountain! It was quite eventful and the weather was getting worse so we had to make the difficult decision to cancel the event which meant a hectic few hours getting eveyone back to Horton!

Most people were quite releived as the weather was foul. Well done to all those people who took part!

In London, however, the weather was stunning with the guys returning to the office on Monday with red faces (sunburn)! We ran an abseil for Kings College along with an open event of our own – the charities involved were:  Kings College Hospital, NRAS, Foundation For Life, Voluntary Care Centre, SANDS, Cats Protection League and the Gorillas Organisation!

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