Leamington colleagues to scale 14 peaks in 24 hours for charity

Chris Goodson, Kuba Bieda and Emma Hoyland on a training trip in the Scottish Highlands.

Chris Goodson, Kuba Bieda and Emma Hoyland on a training trip in the Scottish Highlands.

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A team from a Leamington recruitment firm are preparing to scale 14 mountains in Wales in 24 hours to raise funds for the Myton Hospices.

Not content with having climbed the three highest peaks of England, Scotland and Wales for charity last year, Chris Goodson, director of Lime Recruitment, and three colleagues will take on the Welsh 3000s challenge - so named because each mountain is over 3,000ft high - in July.

The group, consisting of Chris, Emma Hoyland, Kuba Bieda and Will Barnes, will be walking non-stop for 24 hours, covering a distance of around 30 miles and navigating their way up potentially slippy terrain through the pitch dark of night.

Chris said: “Last year we did the three National Peaks, so we looked into other things we could do. This is a much tougher version of that.

“It’s good for team-building and it’s something we can all achieve and we can do together.”

The four trekkers will be supported by three other colleagues from Lime who will provide them with food along the way and any other equipment they may need.

Chris said: “On the Welsh 3000s website, it says you’re not supposed to choose a specific date on which to do it because it’s very weather dependent, but because of the kind of business we run, we have to choose a specific date - so we’ll have to do it whatever the weather.

“It could be very windy and rainy and we will have to walk for at least seven hours in the pitch black with torches.

“We did a training weekend in the Scottish Highlands last weekend and it the conditions were really tough, so that stands us up in good stance.”

And he has no room for slackers. He said: “I’m really serious about doing it and have had to put Kuba on a strict regime, dragging him to the gym!

“We are hoping to raise a lot of money.”

To sponsor Chris and his team, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Lime-Leamington1?

To find out more about the Welsh 3000s, visit www.welsh3000s.co.uk and to read about the Myton Hospices, visit www.mytonhospice.org