One week remaining until Adventure 176 participates in the National 3 Peak's Challenge.
Having worked in sports marketing and sponsorship for around ten years, I'm no stranger to a PR campaign. I've never done one on behalf of a charity however...
The National Three Peak's Challenge is brutal. Trekking Great Britain's three highest peaks is no mean feet in any timeframe, but in 24hrs? Really?? It was a challenge that I had discussed with friends for several years and, finally, I decided to put my money where my mouth is.
Starting at 5am Saturday July 14th, I and a small group of merry (or mad) adventurers will first ascend Ben Nevis before bussing down to the Lake District to complete Scaffell Pike and onwards to Mt Snowden to complete the day. It's not so much the going up that I'm worried about - it's the coming down! Not to mention the lack of sleep in between. Nonetheless, this is going to be a unique and highly rewarding challenge for sure.
Keeping me going (besides more snack bars than a builders' kitchen) is the fact that I'm raising money for the Cambodian Children's Fund - an educational development charity started by founder, Scott Neeson, to develop grass-roots education in one of the world's poorest countries.
The charity has an exemplary record and Scott himself just received the Grand Order Of National Merit of Cheatopka, a Cambodian award of the highest order only issued usually to heads of state and Cambodian's, for services to the country. After a little research it quickly became evident that this was the charity for me and I'm stoked to be flying their flag on top of Britain's three highest peaks.
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