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Incisive Media staff conquer the 3 Peaks challenge


Six staff recently decided to rise to the challenge to conquer the infamous 3 Peaks challenge.

The aim was to scale the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, with a total ascent of 3,000m and a hike of 42km. Starting on 8 October at 6.30am and finishing 26 hours later on 9 October, we are proud to say Chris Tolfree, Chris Player, Helen Morrissey, Tereza Bohunek, Louise Sheppey and Sarah Banks (pictured above) successfully completed their mission.

This was no easy feat and was made more difficult (and impressive) as it was mostly done at night, required 10 hours in a minibus and there was very little opportunity for sleep.


This challenge was done to raise money for the mental health charity Mind, one of three charities the Incisive Media Charitable Foundation supports. The team raised £3,700 for the charity to add to the £1.3 million that Incisive Media has raised for its chosen charities over the last six years.

This is what three of our intrepid venturers had to say:

“Never ever again!” Lou Sheppey

“I can safely say this is one of the greatest things I have ever done. These, of course, were not my thoughts during the expedition. Being the shortest member of the company, I found the 3 Peaks Challenge incredibly challenging! There was one dramatic moment where I was clinging to the rocks on the side of Snowdon in the pitch black at 5AM having only slept two hours in the past 21 and I just thought ‘if I let go without screaming nobody would know and I could rest’. I am glad to say I am still here and am proud to have contributed to the incredible sum of money raised for Mind!” Sarah Banks


“It was entirely exhausting, but I did not regret it for a minute. The views, the experience and the knowledge that we were doing it for a noble cause made every sore muscle and lost minute of sleep entirely worth it.” Chris Player


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