15th October 2020

The weather in the Brecon Beacons can always be unpredictable but neither Storm Alex nor a global pandemic were going to stop the Ellis Brigham 10 Peaks teams take on their challenge at the beginning of October despite the less than favourable weather conditions.  The event normally takes place in June and brings together teams of between 4 – 6 to embark on a 34 kilometre hike of the 10 highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. Teams from Swindon and Wiltshire companies such as Nationwide, Spring PR and TH White all braved lashing rain and high winds on an amended route which still allowed them to get to the top of the highest peak Pen Y Fan and between them raise over £20,000 for the Youth Adventure Trust.

Bill Johnstone from TH White said about his experience:  “The weekend was a great success. The fact that an enjoyable day walking in the hills can generate funds for you is amazing. Despite the unpredictable weather, we could not fault your organisation of the event, the stunning scenery and our whole team have come away with huge sense of achievement. Many thanks to you”

 Youth Adventure Trust CEO, Mark Davey praised the 10 Peaks’ participants:- ‘Building resilience in the face of challenge is what the Youth Adventure Trust is all about and the teams certainly displayed that! They had to work together and showed a real determination to finish despite the challenging weather conditions’

The Youth Adventure Trust is a registered charity that has helped thousands of young vulnerable people through its outdoor adventure programme which builds resilience, confidence, self-belief and essential life skills – transforming children’s lives. Since lockdown began, the charity has been supporting the 11-16 year olds on its programme by providing online mentoring and virtual group sessions.

The 10 Peaks Challenge provides the perfect opportunity for team building and getting to know your colleagues in a unique environment away from screens and desk.  We can’t guarantee the weather, but we can guarantee a memorable experience!

 Are YOU ready to take on the challenge?  We’d like members of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce to join us next year with your colleagues, clients or friends – 10 Peaks Challenge Saturday 10th July 2021.  Contact Philippa Cox – or call 07956 934 100