Hobart Service scales new heights for charity


Two teams from Hobart Service have completed a gruelling 26-mile vertical challenge for charity after successfully scaling the three largest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales.

Simon Lohse, Adrian Snelson, Nick Sammons and Michael Gibson descended the final peak — Mount Snowdon — in 23 hours, walking for just under 13 hours in total. A second Hobart team consisting of Michael Smith and Andy Clarke completed the challenge in just over 27 hours.

The teams have raised more than £2,000 so far for Action Medical Research for Children, a charity that offers support to thousands of families each year coping with the effects of premature birth, disability or rare and devastating diseases.

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In the aftermath of the challenge, Simon Lohse, director of Hobart UK Service, said: “Truly, nothing prepares you for the mental and physical test posed by scaling the three peaks. We’re incredibly proud, therefore, that we have been able to take on the challenge and come out the other side. Action Medical Research for Children is a charity very close to our hearts – the money raised makes the aching joints and muscles all worthwhile.”

The Three Peaks Challenge calls upon entrants to walk the highest mountains in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) within 24 hours.

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