The Three Peaks Challenge, climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours, sounds tough enough, but add in the navigating between the peaks, tiredness, cramp and sleeping and eating on-the-go then it becomes a massive challenge.
However, the guys from Rational were not daunted and on 28 July, nine intrepid team members took part in the challenge, seven climbers and two drivers. Among them were four top performers who achieved their goal within the time limit, Graham Kille, technical sales director; Tom Bentham, corporate chef; Will Matthews, customer service technician; and Lee Harding, key accounts director.
Despite the glorious weather conditions of the past few weeks, the team experienced terrible weather, with rain – and lots of it – hail and high winds. They ploughed on and after climbing for their lives, completed the challenge with time to spare.
Rational’s team was walking for the charity Hospitality Action and their endeavours have so far raised £1,282.00. Hospitality Action is the hospitality industry’s charity, helping past and present workers of all ages who are in crisis. It offers financial aid and information and also supports a youth guidance scheme educating on alcohol and drugs misuse.
“Despite the appalling weather conditions that the team faced, this was a great experience for us all, says Adam Knights, marketing Director. “We would like to thank our dealer partners, customers and staff who have donated money to our team and in turn to this great industry cause.”
If you are inspired by Rational’s achievement, it is not too late to donate to their charity via their just giving page.https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rationaluk
RATIONAL is the leading provider in hot food preparation equipment and, with the SelfCookingCenter and VarioCookingCenter, the company delivers all a commercial kitchen’s thermal cooking requirements. Together, the two appliances offer the best cooking solutions. For information and brochures, or to come to a free SelfCookingCenter Live or VarioCookingCenter Live demonstration, call +44 (0)1582 480388, freephone 0800 389 2944 or visit www.rational-online.com