Cripps conquers the Three Peaks

27 June, 2018
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish

A team of thirteen from law firm Cripps  has climbed the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales to raise money for the firm’s charity of the year – Rethink Mental Illness.

They took part in the Three Peak Challenge, which involves walking a total of 23 miles and scaling 10,052ft up Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.  The challenge also included driving between the three mountains – a distance of more than 460 miles. This brought the total mileage covered from Tunbridge Wells and back to 1,200 miles.

It was organised by senior associate Helen Fisher and trainee solicitor Tom Bushell.  “We are all extremely proud of our achievement” said Tom.  “Despite a few setbacks enroute, we managed to complete the challenge in just over 36 hours. One of the biggest issues we faced was the lack of sleep which made the physical exertions all the harder – we were all extremely grateful to be in our own beds on Sunday evening!” 

Helen added: “Thank you to everyone that has supported us on the challenge, particularly our minibus drivers!  Whilst the challenge was tough, we are thrilled to have conquered it and raised so much money for Rethink”.

The climb was in aid of Rethink Mental Illness, a charity which directly supports thousands of people every year to get through crises and live independently.  The charity operates more than 200 mental health services and 150 support groups across England, providing psychological therapies, peer support groups, housing services and Crisis and Recovery Houses.  

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