Opus Energy team aim for the dizzy heights of the Three Peaks

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A team of five from Opus Energy in Northampton are aiming to conquer the Three Peaks challenge later this year in aid of the Hope Centre.

The team; Nigel, Mark, Phil, Gary and Martin continued their training at the end of last month by taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks - Pen-y-Ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m), all within 12 hours.

Despite the bad weather setting in on them for the weekend, all five made it up the first two peaks.

However, before setting off up the third Peak, two of the team made the tough decision to retire from the challenge.

Even though the wind picked up and the team faced a torrential downpour, the remaining three made it to the summit over an hour ahead of schedule.

One of the team members, Nigel Garner, said: “It was a very good day out in the mountains, talking to the other challengers, hearing their stories, the charities that they were raising money for, and everybody determined to finish. The weather and the conditions took its toll though.”

The Northampton team is back for more practice in the Peak District in July, before they tackle the National Three Peaks Challenge in September.

If you would like to take on a similar challenge to raise funds for the Hope Centre, contact Tanya on 0845 519 9371 or email tanya@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk