3 peaks 24 hour mountain challenge

18 Sep, 2008

Paul Davies in training for his challenge

Paul Davies, Operations Manager at Celtic Energy's coal washery and distribution centre in Onllwyn, scaled the three highest peaks in the UK within 24 hours in the Three Peaks Challenge, aiming to raise a total of £900 for The Meningitis Trust.

The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing Ben Nevis in the Highlands (1344m), Scafell Pike in the Lake District (978m) and Mount Snowdon in North Wales (1344m) – that's approximately 26 miles of rugged mountain terrain with 430 miles of driving in between.

As part of Celtic Energy's commitment to supporting its staff, charities and good causes in the communities surrounding its sites, the company sponsored Paul £150 to complete this challenge for The Meningitis Trust.

Paul Davies, comments: €œIt is a tough challenge both mentally and physically to climb the three mountains in such quick succession. I managed to do it in 22 hours and 58 minutes and although my body was in pain, the feeling of exhilaration I got when it was complete made it all worth while.

€œThe fact that while doing something I enjoy like hiking, I can also raise money for charity is a great combination. The Meningitis Trust is a unique organisation which fights meningitis through creating awareness and providing support for those affected by the disease; it really does offer a life line.€

Richard Walters, Managing Director of Celtic Energy, added: €œIt is very important to us to support our staff and the local communities surrounding our sites in any way we can. We are very proud of Paul for completing such a challenging climb while raising money and awareness for The Meningitis Trust. Hopefully our sponsorship of £150 will go some way to helping the Trust carry on the great work that they do.€