Uniformed Public Services Students scale 3 peaks raising £1000 for charity

Recently, 22 of the College’s intrepid Uniformed Public Service students bravely took on one of their biggest challenges by completing three of the UK’s highest peaks.

The students themselves chose to take on this formidable and exciting expedition as part of a unit for their Uniformed Public Services qualification. The students headed off for Scotland on the Monday with the long drive up to Fort William before they summited Ben Nevis the next day. After completing this exhausting 1345 metres climb, the students very quickly moved on to Keswick in the Lake District.

On Wednesday (May 22), the students summited their second peak, Scarfell Pike at a height 978 metres, before the next drive to Snowdonia. On Thursday, the final expedition day, the students, who were already exhausted, battled their way up to the summit of Mount Snowdon, finishing off with a 1085 metre climb.

Lecturer Stuart Williams said, “The days were long and tiring with very early starts and late finishes but all involved made every effort to help each other not just on the mountains but with all the aspects of the expedition such as the camp craft, cooking and navigation. In return, the sun shone favourably upon them all week!  Also as a result of their efforts the students raised a fantastic amount of nearly £1000 for The Brain Tumour Charity.”


For more information about Uniformed Public Services come along to the College’s Open Evening on Thursday 27 June between 5pm and 8pm or take a look at our website www.cirencester.ac.uk. For further information about this story please contact izaac.cole@cirencester.ac.uk.