BBA Walkers Raise Cash for Eco Charity

BBA Charity walk team

BBA Technical Project Co-Ordinators Sam Winfield and Joe Woodhouse have raised more than £1,500 for an ecological charity working to promote natural habitats throughout Britain.

Sam and Joe, plus five friends, tasked themselves with completing the Three Peaks Challenge for Rewilding Britain, which is calling for 30% of land and seas to be in a process of rewilding by 2030.

The team spread the ascents of the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales (Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon) over the course of a week in order to carry out conservation activities along the way.

Sam and Joe

“It went very well but we’d be lying if we said it was easy,” commented Joe. “A combination of Sam suffering with sickness and me suffering with an old knee injury made our last climb and descent a real challenge.

“Limping my way along a gravel path for miles then being faced with steep rocky scrambles meant I was convinced I was not going to make it but equally, we couldn’t give up. We all made it up and down all three mountains and it’s definitely gone down as a life achievement. We also picked up masses of litter.”

Sam added: “It wasn’t exactly an easy task but has definitely not put us off doing more in the future. It was much more of a mental challenge with the sickness and dodgy knees but was such an achievement when we summited. I think our next plan is going to be a five-day paddle from Fort William to Inverness for charity. We will have to try and beat £1500!”

A spokesman for Rewilding Britain said: “We are extremely grateful for this generous donation. It will help us increase the potential in Britain for rewilding to be part of the response to the extinction crisis and climate emergency.”


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