Last month, six nurses from Royal Trinity Hospice climbed the three highest peaks in the UK, raising over £11,000 for Trinity during its 125th Anniversary.

The nurses began their challenge in the highlands of Scotland by climbing Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain, before driving overnight to Scarfell Pike in the Lake District, where they tackled the steep and craggy mountain in the early hours of the morning. Hiking through day and night they concluded the challenge with Mount Snowden in North Wales. 

In total the challenge took the team 27 hours and 43 minutes, despite an injury and some road traffic. The nurses managed to climb the Three Peaks in a fantastic total climb time of 14 hours and 43 minutes.

Kate Ward, Community Team nurse, said “It seems amazing that our trip was only a couple of weeks ago. It really was an adventure, an incredible journey from the first moment to the final summit. The one thing that kept us going was the amount of generosity shown by all our supporters - a huge thank you to you all!”

All the money raised by the climb will go towards helping Trinity continue to provide its vital end of life care completely free of charge for people with progressive, life-limiting illnesses in central and south west London. Trinity receives less than 30% core funding from the NHS and must raise at least £9 million annually through fundraising, retail and other income sources.

You can watch the film of the nurses climb here and you can still donate to the nurses’ challenge by visiting their page.