Dundee crew climb their way to over £3000 for charity

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Green Watch from Blackness Road Dundee completed 3 peaks challenge.

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Green Watch from Blackness Road Dundee recently completed the Three Peaks Challenge which involved scaling the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in a 24 hour period raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity.

16 members of the watch past and present undertook the challenge which began at Ben Nevis.

The Fire Service Three Peaks Challenge is a mountain endurance challenge in which participants attempt to climb the highest peaks of each of Great Britain's three countries.

Talking about the challenge, one of the members of the team, Stuart Gersok said: “Ben Nevis took about five hours to 'conquer' with the scorching sun making for tough conditions.

“Having travelled through the night we set about taking on Scaffell Pike at very early morning avoiding the grazing cattle on the way up and down the mountain.

“After completing Scaffell Pike in just under three and half hours, we were over an hour ahead of target as we headed to Mount Snowdon in The Land of the Leek and Daffodil.  However, after a slight detour en route, we ended up half an hour behind going into Mount Snowdon.  The relaxing walk turned into a sprint to make it within the 24hour period.

“Despite the delay, everyone from the watch was able to make it up and down Mount Snowdon inside the 24hours raising £3038.60 in the process for The Firefighter's Charity which is a fantastic achievement for us.”

Green watch were also using the challenge to bring awareness to #4Pete - the tragic death of young Dundee born footballer Peter McAvoy whilst on a scholarship in America. They are pictured on the top of all the mountains doing the 4finger salute as that was the number he wore with Herkimer.

The Firefighter Charity provides physical rehabilitation and recuperation for members of the Fire and Rescue Service as well as emotional support and support for family members of Fire and Rescue if and when required.  The charity has three centres where this service is provided and it currently costs around 9million to run with no government funding. 

For more information on The Fire Fighters Charity visit – www.firefighterscharity.org.uk