Senior members of Poole Sea Cadets will be challenging themselves to climb the three highest mountain peaks in Wales, Scotland, and England within a self-imposed time limit of a mere 20 hours in early September.
Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike are their three imposing targets.
The team undertaking this fundraising challenge is headed by the two walkers,
SLt (SCC) Reece Oliver RNR, commanding officer, and civilian instructor Joel Nurser.
They will cover 23 miles and ascend a total of 3,064 metres. To achieve their aim, they will have to average a walking/climbing speed of five km per hour.
Their driver between those mountains will be petty officer (SCC) Jasmine Hughes.
On Saturday 4th September at noon, they will start the ascent of Ben Nevis, and the plan is then to complete Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon and the road journeys by 8am on Sunday 5th.
Reece said: “Whilst I have done this before it was not against such a tight time frame. Throughout we will be using skills such as map reading, not to mention the application of resilience, with both being part of our cadets’ curriculum. I will be displaying our GPS track data during the challenge so people can follow us as we go. This information will be displayed on the Unit’s Facebook Page: @pooleseacadets.”
Poole Sea Cadets, an independent charity, is constantly looking to raise funds to maintain a comprehensive list of activities for its 60 cadets. This is an expensive process.
The unit is so popular that there is a waiting list for places, so it has embryonic plans to expand to be able to offer even more opportunities to 10–18-year-olds in Poole and the surrounding area in the future.
Should you wish to donate to Poole Sea Cadet’s Three Peaks Challenge the details can be found on GoFundMe.com: gf.me/u/zfi2vz
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