A team of sixteen from Base Architects’ Shrewsbury, Chester and Conwy offices have completed the National Three Peaks Challenge in aid of multiple charities. At the time of writing, this epic challenge has raised a huge £3,650 in aid of 12 worthy charities: Severn Hospice, Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, Hope House & Ty Gobaith, Grinshill Animal Rescue, Midlands Air Ambulance, Asthma + Lung UK, Samaritans, Sands, Bowel Cancer Uk, Andy’s Man Club, Sight Savers and Cancer UK.

On Friday 9th June 2023, after a day-long drive, a bright-eyed and bushytailed band of base brothers and sisters set off up Ben Nevis in the late afternoon. Job done, a slightly less bouncy bunch arrived back at the bus at 10pm to begin the drive to Scafell Pike. By the early hours of the next morning, having arrived in the Lake District, the ascent of the next peak was underway and several hours later (with sprits perhaps not so high after 24 hours without sleep and an awful lot of driving) the final ascent up Yr Wyddfa (the mountain formerly known as Snowdon) was underway.

Happily, the whole challenge was completed by the evening of Saturday 10th June, with the intrepid team having walked a total of c.23 miles covering a combined total ascent of 3,408m.

Base’s Managing Director, Harry Reece said “Base turns 20 this year and the Three Peaks Challenge has been just one of several events we’ve planned to celebrate this milestone. Having now recovered from their blisters, aches and pains, the team have had a chance to reflect on their tremendous effort, having bonded over this terrific experience, and they feel deservedly proud of their achievement. I’m personally incredibly proud of each and every one of them, and of the charitable funds they have raised, which really demonstrate the ‘Base Cares’ ethos of the business.

Anyone who’d still like to donate to any or all of the twelve charities being supported by the team can do so by visiting Three Peaks Challenge • Base Architects (basearchitecture.co.uk)