REMINDER about Chief Supt Paul Griffiths three peaks challenge on behalf of the Police Dependants’ Trust. The challenge begins next Tuesday (26th July). There is still plenty of time to go to Paul’s ‘Just Giving’ website to donate (collecting sponsorship via his Just Giving page). Paul will be accompanied on the Ben Nevis ascent by ASPS’ Research & Policy Officer, Inspector Brendan Innes, and assisted in driving from Ben Nevis to Scafell Pike by ASPS’ General Secretary, Craig Suttie.
Chief Superintendent Paul Griffiths, Vice President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England has set himself the challenge of conquering the Three Peaks in just 24 hours to mark the Police Dependants’ Trust’s 50th anniversary.
Paul will climb Ben Nevis in Scotland (1345 metres), Scafell Pike in England (978 metres) and Snowdon in Wales (1085 metres) on Tuesday 26/Wednesday 27 July.
Explaining the challenge ahead, Paul said:
“I will begin in Fort William at 5pm on the Tuesday and the ascent of Ben Nevis should take approximately 5 hours. I will then travel through the night to Wast Water in Cumbria to climb Scafell Pike in the early morning. Finally I will travel to Snowdonia to Climb Snowdon and reach the summit by 5pm on the Wednesday.”
This is a tough challenge, even for a competent walker like Paul; these are the three highest peaks in each country. However, he’s confident the motivation behind his challenge will keep him going:
“The Police Dependants’ Trust has provided financial and welfare support for police officers and their families for the last fifty years; support which I know has helped people through some very dark days. I’m supporting the Trust on its special anniversary to thank them for all they have done for police colleagues and their families over the years.”
Paul is collecting sponsorship via his Just Giving page so please show your support and give what you can. You can also leave message of encouragement for Paul on the page.