We will back to conquer: physiotherapists face ‘Three Peaks Challenge’

Battered by rain. Ferocious winds. By 1am, they were three quarters of the way up Scafell, wearing head torches and realising there was no more track beneath their hiking boots. With the weather worsening, they decided to change course and head to safety and back down the mountain. 

Dejected, wet, sleep deprived and hours behind schedule, they decided to head home. 

Although feeling somewhat disappointed, the group of nine Circle Rehabilitation physiotherapists concurred: safety comes first. 

Earlier this summer, the physiotherapists had attempted the ‘National Three Peaks Challenge’ – a 24-hour mission to climb the highest mountain of Scotland, England and Wales respectively. Over the three hikes, they planned to walk a total of about 26 miles, reaching a combined 10,000 feet in elevation.

The weather beat them, yet they are resolute. "We will be back to conquer," said Stu Wylie, Deputy Physiotherapy Lead. The physiotherapists are based out of Circle Reading Hospital, helping patients in world-class musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation.  

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