Three mountains, 23-miles and a total ascent of 3064 metres in 32 hours

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Each team has pledged to use their contacts to raise £50,000, making a team target of £300,000.

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Last weekend our managing director, Joel Combes, took on three National Peaks – Ben Nevis, Blencathra and Snowdon – in preparation for his Kilimanjaro climbing quest as part of the Ben Industry Leaders’ Challenge 2021.

Many people associate the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ as a time trial, trying to complete all three mountains within 24 hours but not so for this training weekend. Jason Rawles from Aspire Adventures, who will be leading the teams up Kilimanjaro, organised this November excursion as an endurance challenge. Jason was hoping for bad and indifferent weather conditions to test the participants’ mettle – both physically and mentally. And he was not disappointed! Three mountains, 23-miles and a total ascent of 3064 metres in 32 hours in the most inclement conditions including a gruelling four hours’ walk in the dark with driving rain and 55mph winds! The team’s “hotel” was a bus between the mountains and service stations were their “restaurants”.

Unfortunately, Jason was unable to join the team for their trek. However, his superior leadership and organisational skills meant there were skilled mountaineers to meet the team at each peak, there were online tutorials readily available for the relevant mountain and he was always accessible via WhatsApp. Although the team found the expedition hard work, thanks to Jason’s guidance and teaching on their previous climbing treks, it turned out to be valuable bonding experience and great fun. As you can imagine, Jason was very proud of the team and their accomplishment.

Other team members taking on the Industry Leaders Challenge include Zara Ross, Matt Wigginton and Rachel Rachel Clift from Ben, Leon Bosch from Partner&, Clive McGregor and Adrian Wallington from Marshall Motor Group, Neil Grant and Spencer Grinham from Hella, Rachael Prasher and Jim Holder from WhatCar?, John Tordoff and Andy Bateman from JCT600 Andy Hamilton and Anthony McAteer from Euro Car Parts.

Each team has pledged to use their contacts to raise £50,000, making a team target of £300,000. The money is to help Ben make up for the loss they incurred during the pandemic and so they can continue their amazing charitable work in the motor trade for those who need it most.

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