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Andover College hike for HIOWAA

Wednesday 17th July

On Thursday 11th July, seven members of the Sport and Public Services department from Andover College, scaled the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours, in support of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA).

The popular Three Peaks Challenge covers a total walking distance of 23 miles, with the total ascent amounting to a colossal 3064 metres (10,052ft)!

Dave, Naomi, Anthony, Emma, Sara, Ron and George have all been championing the Charity at their place of work prior to their hike, with a series of testing challenges being undertaken by themselves and their students.

Starting at the foot of Ben Nevis, the team scaled the monumental mountain in 3 hours, before safely reaching the bottom in a total time of 5 hours and 40 minutes.

They then made their way to Scafell Pike, arriving at 4am. The team donned their head torches and made their way before reaching the peak of the highest mountain in England (977m) in 2 hours.

They completed the challenge by reaching the top of Mount Snowdon (1085m) in just 2 hours!

Successfully raising £1,180 with all proceeds going to HIOWAA, the Andover College team completed the Three Peaks Challenge in 23 hours and 58 minutes.

A big congratulations and a huge thank you to the team for all their hard work in raising vital funds!

To donate, you can visit their JustGiving page here.

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