The National 3 Peaks Challenge is a fast-paced and physically challenging adventure that will see Team LSI Architects trek a total of 26 miles and climb a combined height of 3000m as they take on the three highest peaks within each of England, Wales and Scotland. The team are hoping to raise a combined total of £20,000.
At 978m Scafell Pike is the tallest mountain in England; Snowdon is the tallest in Wales at 1085m and Ben Nevis, at 1345m, is the tallest in Scotland and the tallest of the three mountains.
Ben Goode, CEO at LSI Architects said “LSI Architects have been working alongside Mind since 2016 to raise the profile of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and become a more open and supportive organisation.
“The National 3 Peaks is considered one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges and offers us a fantastic opportunity to raise money and show Mind our sincere appreciation for helping to make LSI Architects the best Employer in the UK for Workplace Wellbeing according to the latest Workplace Wellbeing Index.”
The team will set off from Glen Nevis, Scotland, at 5am on the 10th September to climb Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. It will take approximately 6 hours to reach the summit where the team will be hoping for a clear day to enjoy views that can stretch for over 100 miles before a transfer over to the Lake District to climb Scafell Pike.
After a night time descent of Scafell Pike, there will be no time to hang around as another transfer will take the team to Snowdonia to complete the final leg of the challenge. A final push to climb Mount Snowdon can, weather permitting, be rewarded with some of the most extensive views in Britain, across four kingdoms, 24 counties, 29 lakes and 17 islands.
Ian O’Reilly, Head of Community & Events Fundraising at Mind, said: “We are really grateful to everyone at LSI architects for choosing to support Mind through the National 3 Peaks Challenge and we wish you all well”
“It continues to be a challenging time and many of us will be feeling the impact of the pandemic on our mental health and wellbeing, especially for those of us with existing mental health problems. One in four of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year, and it’s so important that no one has to face this alone.
“Every donation that Mind receives allows us to campaign to improve services and provide information and support. This includes through services such as the Mind Infoline, legal line and our online peer support community for adults, Side by Side, so we can be there for as many people who need us as possible.” If you would like to make a donation in support of the team, you can do so via the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/team/LSIArchitects
Image: LSI Norwich three peaks challenge team