Eight Point Two

From Inverness to Eastbourne!
June 18, 2012, 10:01 am
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We had 3 events on this weekend.

First off was a small Open National Three Peaks Challenge attempt. Whilst the forecast wasnt exactly welcoming as we stepped out of the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel to start the challenge on Saturday morning I was most impressed by the attitude of the team who had decided that not only would they toast each summit with a small whisky –  they would start with one too! Now, usually I wouldnt reccommend such activities, but it was raining – so I turned a blind eye and then drank mine too…

The weather on Ben Nevis wasnt actually too bad but Scafell was dismal. Snowden was slightly better and the sun actually came out on the descent. The team managed just under 26 hours which considering the weather and the teams relaxed approach to the challenge it was pretty impressive. Oh, for those interested, the whisky toasts stopped after Ben Nevis…




Next up was the MET Life South Downs Way Challenge walk. Met Life are a London based finance company who wanted a Southern based challenge walk. In the end we decided that the South Downs would fit their plans best and we put on a 20, 10 and 5 mile option for their interpid (and sun baked) walkers.

There were one or two who had underestimated the number of hills along the walk (and the number of pubs) but, to their credit, everyone made it back to Eastbourne!








Finally, we had our Open Leeds Met Universty abseil on Sunday. Leeds Met Uni is a good sized abseil and produced a worthy challenge for the participants. Luckily the weather was fairly kind for the abseilers so it all went without a hitch!


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I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to eightpointtwo (“Ian and Dave”) for getting us through the three peaks challenge at the weekend – I (we) couldn’t have done it without you!! You were amazing and can’t thank you enough for all your help and encouragement throughout!! Vicky

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