In October 2020, some of the CREATION.co team travelled, socially distanced style, to the beautiful Lake District to climb Scafell Pike, the tallest mountain in England. Maybe this seems like an absurd post-quarantine activity, but it was a meaningful trial for us.
Back in the summer of 2019, we as a company hit some challenges which we faced head on, setting ourselves three goals to hit in order to overcome the circumstance we were in. We labelled these goals as mountains, metaphorical peaks we had to climb, as a team, to come out the other side. After a few months we had made it past these hurdles and decided we wanted to commemorate the occasion. What better way to remember the three metaphorical mountains than to climb three actual mountains? Enter: The National Three Peaks Challenge.
The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in 24 hours. A crazy idea if you ask me! Nonetheless, as a team we decided to take on the challenge as a commemorative event as well as a fundraiser for a charity we love and have supported over the years: Street Child.
Street Child is a London based charity supporting children in 16 countries by helping them get an education to improve their opportunities. Their website says: “We recognise that the barriers to education are complex and interlinked, and our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihood support to address the social, economic and structural issues that underpin today’s education crisis.” We have been fortunate to be able to support this charity as one that aligns with our values and vision as a company, to end systemic poverty.
October’s hike was merely a practice exercise, one out of the three to come, taken at a somewhat leisurely pace. It was a wonderful opportunity to come together as a team, after working from home since March, and spend time out in nature and revelling in some awesome views. Whilst not quite as intense as the final challenge we have set for ourselves (which was repeatedly postponed due to the pandemic), it was an occasion to reflect on what we have achieved as a team over the last few years. And it made for some great photos!
If you would like to sponsor us and support the wonderful work of Street Child, then please visit our giving page. Our proper challenge hasn’t got under way yet but you can still support our training efforts if you would like!