Exchange Chambers braves the National Three Peaks Challenge for Charity

July 14, 2017

A group of barristers and staff from Exchange Chambers, and family, friends and clients tackled the National Three Peaks Challenge this weekend in aid of The Joshua Tree.

The challenge involved ascending and descending the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in a 24-hour period.

Scotland’s Ben Nevis was tackled first on Saturday 8 July at 5pm, involving a 1352m ascent, followed by Scafell Pike in the Lake District early on Sunday morning. On completing the steep 989m ascent, the team travelled to Snowdon in Wales for the final 723m ascent. A total of 26 miles (42km) of horizontal distance and 3,000m (9,843ft) of vertical ascent was achieved in 24 hours with no stopping and substantial sleep deprivation.

Exchange Chambers were joined by teams from Allied London, Freeths, Blacks Solicitors and Pete Smith from The Joshua Tree, as well as a number of family and friends.

The walk was a true test of endurance, both physically and mentally. Thank you to the following for their effort and support throughout the challenge:

Allied London
Blacks Solicitors
Ultimate Performance
Paragon Service Point
Anderton Centre

In total, the teams raised an astounding £10,000 for The Joshua Tree.

David Mohyuddin QC, responsible for organising the event, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have raised funds for The Joshua Tree – and had a great experience doing so. This was a monumental physical and emotional effort from more than 40 of our staff, barristers, family, friends and clients – and I’d like to thank them for making the whole event so enjoyable and such a success.”

To date, Exchange Chambers has raised over £35,000 for The Joshua Tree, with activities including The Great Manchester Marathon, a fashion fundraiser, wine tasting and an online auction.