All of this to raise money for the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation and very poignantly during this special time of Remembrance.
Russ and Charlie are friends and colleagues at Go Ape Moors Valley where the JTYAF is their nominated charity. Their challenge is an adaption of the 3 sleeps challenge, initially devised and completed by extreme sleeper Phoebe Smith, and involves sleeping on the summits of the traditional 3 peaks mountains. For their version they will be sleeping on the summits of Aonach Beag (4,049ft), Helvellyn (3,117ft) and Glyder Fawr (3,284ft). These peaks are all in the same ranges as the traditional summits and the routes that we will be taking to the top will including ridges and scrambling.
Charlie commented, "We are so excited to have the opportunity to take on this challenge for such an amazing cause. It's a relatively new challenge and we're doing our own version of it. We're expecting it to be a real adventure that tests us physically and pushes us out of our comfort zones, but also develops us individually and as friends. In this respect it fits perfectly with the ethos of the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation and our employer Go Ape. Since committing to the challenge, it has been inspiring to find out more about John and the fantastic projects that the foundation supports. Please help us to raise as much as possible to help to continue this valuable work providing opportunities for young people across the local area."
If you would like to support Russ and Charlie please visit their JustGiving page above.