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Multiplex climbers beat Three Peaks

PEOPLE

RELIEF is etched on the face of the Multiplex team as they finally come to the end of the gruelling Coins Three Peaks Challenge to climb the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in 24 hours.

Multiplex was among the 38 teams representing 27 construction companies taking part in the marathon climb to raise a record-breaking £251,000 for Care International.

Their ordeal began at Glen Nevis in Scotland on the Saturday lunchtime, with the ascent of mountain number one, Ben Nevis (1,344 m).Mountain number two, Scafell Pike (978 m) in the Lake District, was tackled from early Sunday morning, followed by the final peak, Snowdon (1,085 m) in North Wales.

The teams had to battle blizzards, sleet, fog, sub-zero temperatures, drifting snow and hail.But 37 teams crossed the finishing line at Llanberis and the fastest total time for the 41 km hike and 2,709 m ascent was 20 hours It is the third year that Construction Industry Solutions has sponsored the challenge.

Larry Sullivan, Chairman of Coins, said: 'It just gets better and better, with a record amount of money raised for the excellent Care International and a record number of teams participating this year from the construction industry.

'It is great to see companies becoming regular participants in this highly popular event.

'Congratulations and thanks to all those from the industry who took part - we look forward to seeing them all on next year's event.'