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the challenge 2009

 The Plan:

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Snowdon Scafell Pike

To take two teams of 9 climbers travelling in minibuses from Cambridge to Ben Nevis in Scotland. This is roughly a 500 mile drive which according to Google Earth will take 9 hours and 2 minutes to complete. There, we will climb Ben Nevis, and the guide books suggest this should take 5 hours to complete.

This is followed by another 265 mile drive taking approximately 6 hours to Scafell Pike in Cumbria, where the ascent and decent will take another 5 hours.

That's two out of three !

Back in the vehicles for a further 202 mile drive to Snowdon (Google Earth says 4 hours 12 minutes driving) and we're on the last stretch, a four hour climb up and down the 3,560ft Welsh mountain.

That's 10 hours of driving and 14 hours of climbing to complete the Challenge! Add to that all the other driving, and we have a very busy weekend ahead of us !

Just a few facts on our expedition:

  • 3,407 metres to climb, or for the metrically challenged 11,172 ft

  • 42 kilometres/26 miles of walking

  • 1,182 mile round trip from Cambridge

  • 23 hours of driving in one weekend

Our final team has now been chosen, and we are no longer accepting any further applications to join us at this time. So meet the team here:

Chris Welsh, Lynn McGhee, Tim Blake, Paul Blacktop, Duncan Stephenson, Peter Reynolds, Paul Taylor, Alec Pybus, Peter Ford, Richard Brusell, Simon Crow, Andy Atkinson, Martin Binks, Simon Jackson, Mark Pleasance, Matt Fisher and Steven Card. Craig Abbs,  Dave Roach and Chris Clingham are confirmed as expedition drivers.

And we're doing this for charity ! Please have a look at the two local Cambridge charities we are supporting. Click the links to the right to get a better understanding of why we support East Anglia Children's Hospice and the Arthur Rank House Hospice each year.

You can still sponsor us here and show your support for these two important Cambridge charities.