Ben’s ILC The Climb postponed as participants tackle National 3 Peaks

Published:  19 August, 2021

Ben’s Industry Leader Challenge (ILC) fundraiser, The Climb, has been postponed to February 2022 at the earliest due to Tanzania remaining on the travel red list. However, those due to take part will instead undertake the National 3 Peaks Challenge, tackling the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales, from 31 October to 3 November.

The total walking distance is 23 miles and the ascent is over 3,000 metres.

The ILC accounts for 10% of Ben’s total annual fundraising income, so the challengers are determined to reach the £300,000 target by the end of March 2022. £50,000 has already been raised so far through various fundraising initiatives.


As part of their training, the industry leaders have recently tackled the Yorkshire 3 Peaks and Mount Snowdon. The team have also been on the Brecon Beacons, Edale in the Peak District and the Surrey Hills.

The total distance covered so far is 726km, amounting to a height gain of 29,480m and just under 1 million steps. By the end of 2021, they will have reached 1,509km and a height gain of 92,508m, which will total over 2 million steps - equivalent to climbing Kilimanjaro almost 16 times,

Matt Wigginton, Director of Partnerships, Engagement & Income, said: “We’re disappointed that we can’t tackle Kili this year, so that’s why we’ve decided to take on the gruelling National 3 Peaks Challenge during the same week in November to keep us on our toes. Together with our intrepid team of industry leaders, we're committed to challenging ourselves and raising the £300,000 we desperately need so we can continue to support our automotive family.”

For more information visit: https://ben.org.uk/ben-for-business/backing-ben/industry-leader-challenge/

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