in the press

8 October 2014

PureNet trekkers embark on gruelling walk for charity

A team of 13 PureNet employees will be lacing their boots and embarking on a physically and mentally gruelling challenge to raise money for charity.

The team of intrepid PureNet explorers will be attempting the ascent and descent of the highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales: Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the Lake District and Snowdon in Wales – all in just 24 hours!

The total distance they will be walking is estimated at 27 miles, with a total ascent of 9,800 feet (3,000 metres)!

The team consists of 11 walkers (Mark Cook, Rob Nicholson, Neil Lawrence, Kevin Sung, Joe Mitchell, Paul Lilley, Dominic Rich, David Skelton, Ben Williams, Daniel Gray & Ian Lawton) plus two drivers (Aidan Shaw & Simon King).

The challenge starts at 8am on Saturday May 3rd at the base of Ben Nevis. The aim is to have completed the descent of Snowdon by 8am Sunday May 4th.

They are not just doing this for fun! PureNet’s chosen charity this year is York Against Cancer and we are proud to be raising as much money as possible for this great local cause.

We’ll keep you updated on the day with live tweets and images from each peak so you can track our progress (signal pending)!!!

Below are a few images of our recent training walks – just to show you how committed we are to preparing for the challenge! Recent training walks include a 12-mile hike starting at Bolton Abbey and climbing Simon’s Seat.

So please dig deep, sponsor us and give generously here