On the Wednesday 29th May the team set off from Timberley for Scotland, on the start of their attempt to climb Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon. At 5pm on 30th May the 10 strong team started the 24 hour challenge from the Ben Nevis visitors centre in Fort William, the target was to complete the climb by 10pm. It was dark before the last of the team completed the extremely tough walk which tested everyone’s strength and resolve, especially crossing the heavy snow fields leading toward the fantastic peak of Ben Nevis and it's magnificent views. 2 hours behind schedule we left Scotland for the Lake District and after a long and uncomfortable drive through the night arrived at the base of Scarfell. The effort so far had taken its toll, 8 of the team started the climb at 6.15am and only 6 finished. At 1pm, and over 4 hours behind schedule, the last of the team completed Scarfell Pike. With injuries, a 4 hour drive to Snowdon and the probability of not getting home until early Saturday morning the majority of the team decided to call off the attempt. It was big disappointment not to complete the challenge however there was much satisfaction in climbing Ben Nevis and it was an acheivement that will be long remembered. A special thanks to Mrs Bevington who did all the driving and provided fantastic support for the team, her effort was invaluable.
VEIW FROM THE TOP OF BEN NEVIS 8.34pm 30th May 2013
1344 mtrs above sea level, the highest point in the UK
On April 10th a sponsored walk around the Wrekin (9 miles) £125 was raised by Mrs K Tresigne and Mrs L Hunt, a big thanks to them and the sponsors for their super support.
A race night held on on 10th May raised over £400, thanks to all who turned up and supported the event and a big thank up to the staff who provided their time and effort to make the evening such a success.
A good time was had by all at a beer & skittle evening held on on 28th June which raised over £300, thank you to all who turned up and supported the event.
If you would like to support the MUGA appeal please contact the school office.