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Employees complete Welsh 3,000 challenge

Posted 22 August 2011
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Employees complete Welsh 3,000 challenge
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A group of Virgin Media employees have put on their walking boots and completed the challenge of climbing the 15 Welsh peaks over 3,000 ft to raise cash for charity.

The 24 climbers helped raise funds for the Barnardos Hub Construction Skills Centre in Stepney Green in east London, the East London Advertiser reports.

Organiser Paul Williams said: "It's a commitment for everyone involved, we had to train, qualify for the climb and find sponsorship and that's before we even reached the foot of the first of the 15 peaks."

The mountains in question are clustered around three neighbouring ranges in the north of Snowdonia and range in height from Tryfan at 3,010 ft to Snowdon at 3,560.

Tryfan's inclusion in the list had been in doubt as independent surveyors G & J Surveys set out to check its height last year, amid speculation it was lower than the 3,002 ft stated by the Ordnance Survey.

However, a GPS study found the peak was actually eight feet higher than this.
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