Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:13

ISSC Directors complete Three Peaks Challenge

318 BenNevis

On June 21st three of the International Sailors' Society Canada (ISSC) directors - Peter Swanson (Bernard LLP), Andrew Mayer (Prince Rupert Port Authority), and Bonnie Gee (Chamber of Shipping of BC) - completed the UK Sailors Society's gruelling Three Peaks Challenge.  The Challenge involves climbing three mountains (Ben Nevis, Hellvelyn, and Snowden) in the UK within 24 hours.  Much to their own surprise the team finished in the middle pack, 17th out of 35 teams, within a combined time of 12:29:34 up and down the three peaks within the 24-hour period.  Over $15,000 was raised by the team through generous sponsorships from the marine community.  Overall the 2014 Three Peaks Challenge raised over US $600,000 and, aside from the Canadian team's funds which will go towards seafarer centres across Canada, these funds will go towards worthy projects to help merchant seafarers around the world.  For more information on the ISSC visit www.sailorssociety.ca.

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