A team of 11 from Environment Systems is in training for the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the UK based charity MapAction.
The National Three Peaks Challenge is an event in which participants attempt to climb the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. Walkers climb each peak in turn, and are driven from the foot of one mountain to the next. The three peaks are:
Ben Nevis (1,344 metres, 4,409 ft), the highest mountain in Scotland
Scafell Pike (978 m, 3,209 ft), the highest mountain in England
Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa (1,085 m, 3,560 ft), the highest mountain in Wales
The total distance walked is estimated at 42 kilometres (26 mi) or 44 km (27 mi), with a total ascent of 9,800 feet (3,000 m)
Environment Systems will be using the event to raise money for MapAction, a UK based charity and volunteer group of geographical information systems (GIS) professionals specially trained in disaster response. Before aid agencies can help people in a crisis, there is first a need for information. Where are the people in greatest need? Where are the relief resources? Who is doing what already? Ready to respond 365 days per year MapAction is unique, the only non-governmental organisation (NGO) with a capacity to deploy a fully trained and equipped humanitarian mapping and information management team anywhere in the world, often within a few hours of an alert.
To support the Environment Systems team and make a donation to MapAction please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/envsys
Environment Systems is already in training for its attempt on the 29th June. A group of four scaled Cadair Idris (2,930 feet, 893m) on the 13th of May.
Seen returning from the summit of Cadair Idris are from left to right: Terry Blair, Caron Pugh, Steve Keyworth and Mark Jarman.