In just three weeks time Ansaback 24/7 call centre will be sending two teams to undertake the National 3 Peaks Challenge.
Call handling agents and back office staff will be travelling to Scotland on the 8th of June ready to climb Ben Nevis on the morning of the 9th. As soon as Ben Nevis is completed the teams will be travelling to the Lake District to climb Scafell, the second mountain in this challenge. On completion of Scafell, the teams will travel to Wales to climb the third and final mountain, Snowdon. The challenge is to complete all 3 mountains within 24 hours!
Everyone is surprised at how quickly it has come about. Training has been underway for some time now consisting of lengthy treadmill sessions and long walks around the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Unfortunately Suffolk is notoriously flat meaning it has been an uphill struggle (excuse the pun) to find anywhere that offers terrain similar to that of the 3 mountains.
The teams are really pulling together and helping each other to make sure everyone has the right equipment for the challenge. Some of the team have never previously climbed any mountain, some have climbed all 3 individually, but not of the team have climbed all 3 within 24 hours, therefore it really is a huge challenge for every team member.
Everyone is feeling confident and the support received from friends and family is certainly helping to motivate, but the biggest motivator is that they are raising money for Ormiston Childrens Charity, who help children to get the very best start in life, whatever their circumstances.
With not long to go, we will find out soon enough if Ansaback returns victorious in the National 3 Peaks Challenge, please stay posted for latest news, or follow Ansaback on twitter to find out more ‘as it happens’ throughout the challenge!