Eight Point Two

Return of the sun!
June 29, 2011, 12:58 pm
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The last two weekends have had an unusual mix of weather to say the least!  The weekend of the 18th/19th June was awful! We had a group of employees from Dominion, a finance company based in Jersey, undertaking the National 3 Peaks Challenge. The weather was exceptionally tough going and made for a hard 24 hours. Heres what one of them said about it:

“I had an amazing weekend and would do it again next weekend without a seconds hesitation. Your support crew were also very good and very patient and helpful – especially Sean as he had plenty to deal with on ScaFell Pike in atrocious conditions as I am sure he will agree”.

We also had an open abseil on at the Mersey Ventialtion shaft which proved to be popular despite the grim weather!

This past weekend we had a further two abseils – one from the Coventry Brittania Hotel on behalf of Alzheimers and another open event from The Marquess of Anglesey’s Column in North Wales. Both events enjoyed fantastic weather.

Finally – if you werent already aware – Eight Point Two have joined the Twitter World! You can now follow us on both facebook and Twitter, heres the links:

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Back In Horton
June 13, 2011, 9:14 am
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Eight Point Two had another weekend in Horton with our own Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk open event. We had teams from all over the country (as far away as Guildford) raising money for a number of different charities. It was an excellent day for the Three Peaks with plenty of sunshine, however it was still relatively cool. It was a great day and we had some impressive times logged – the fastest being 6 hours and 20 minutes. However, even more impressively – everyone who made it was back within 11 1/2 hours. Well done everyone! Here is a picture of Ribblehead Viaduct from the road junction after Pen Y Ghent.

Yorkshire 3 Peaks and Leeds Met abseil
June 8, 2011, 9:00 am
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Another busy weekend has just gone with our open abseil from Leeds Met University and a Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge on behalf of Saint Michaels Hospice.

The abseil went well and was busy with people abseiling from 6 different charities. Pictures are available here: www.fotoevents.biz/events.php?ev=102

The other event was the Yorkshire 3 Peaks walk for Saint Michaels  – www.saintmichaelshospice.org/ . It was a difficult day for the walkers with strong winds, cold temperatures and heavy rain in the morning. Luckily the weather brightened up in the afternoon and 18 of the 20 walkers managed to make it back in to Horton with times ranging from between 10 and 12 hours. Great effort everyone!