STEPUK Three Peaks Charity Challenge

Leicester University's Society for Trauma, Emergency Medicine/Nursing and Pre-hospital care (STEPUK) organised the STEPUK three peaks charity challenge to raise funds for RoSPA.

STEPUK promotes student education in the fields of emergency nursing, medicine and pre-hospital care as well as establishes active student groups at all medical, nursing and paramedic schools across the UK.

The challenge involved climbing the three tallest mountains in the UK within 48 hours. Twelve people took part, all but one being medical students. On August 20-22 2010, they travelled to Wales to climb Mount Snowdon, before heading north to Cumbria to conquer Scafell Pike, and finally arrived in Scotland to tackle Ben Nevis.

Despite being varying standards of walking ability they managed to stick together during this gruelling expedition.

Tim Williamson's, co-founder of STEPUK, said: "They climbed the three largest mountains in the UK to ensure all fellow climbers understand the perils and take appropriate precautions."

Three Peaks organiser, James Leaver, said: "This was a great opportunity for students to raise awareness and support for RoSPA, because in the field of trauma and emergency care, prevention is by far the best medicine."

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