Three Peaks Challenge completed

The Windows Solutions team at Rehau successfully conquered the famous Three Peaks Challenge this September raising a total of £7,500 for the company’s chosen charity of the year, Scope.

The challenge brought together 27 people from different departments and locations across the UK, Ireland and Italy and comprised of climbs up Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

That’s a walk of more than 26 miles, a total climb of over 10,000 feet, and more than 450 miles driven between the peaks.

Of those that took part in the challenge, Arthur Dylan Roberts, Kevin O’Neill, Sam Tynan, Richard Hardstaff, Andy Pinnock and Faye Tompkins represented the Windows Solutions team. 60% of those who participated declared victory and completed the challenge in less than 30 hours.

The team enjoyed stunning panoramic views of the lochs and amazing weather conditions during the first climb at Ben Nevis on the Saturday morning, even witnessing a rare sighting of a broken spectre right at the top.

They joined together to work through the more challenging parts of the trek, walking in low temperatures, darkness, wind and rain on Saturday evening at Scafell Pike and encountering tough terrain, mist, and another downpour in the early hours of the Sunday morning on Snowdon.

The inclement weather wasn’t a deterrent, only helping to reinforce the group’s positive spirit and determination to complete the challenge and they were overjoyed upon achieving this. Many have described this as an extremely rewarding experience and one of the highlights of their time at Rehau.

Sam Tynan, junior sales manager at Rehau, was among those who completed the challenge together with communications director Faye Tompkins, and technical manager Arthur Dylan Roberts.

“Reaching the summit of Ben Nevis and punching through the cloud layer to a stunning view was a truly fantastic experience,” Sam said. “The challenge was also a great opportunity to meet new people in different sectors of the business. Despite the difficulties of waking up at the crack of dawn and encountering the Welsh drizzle, I’d certainly have another go at it and possibly try and get them bagged in under 24 hours.”

“The Three Peaks sparked some new friendships and the morale of all the participants were high all through the challenge.” Faye said. “We’re on the lookout for our next big test and are currently batting ideas around. It’s definitely the start of something quite special for us and it was all the more rewarding doing it with such a motivated group of people. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done.”

To assist the walkers in raising money, a fundraising event was held each month from April to August. All money raised will go to Scope, Rehau UK’s charity of the year 2018.

On completing the challenge, Rehau employees were treated to a celebratory lunch in Blaenau, where Rehau’s manufacturing facility is located.