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Admiral staff raise thousands for children's charity in Three Peaks challenge

Admiral staff have battled gale force winds and rain to raise more than £6,000 for children's charity Action Medical Research.

A group of 11 staff and four support staff recently attempted to climb the three tallest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland to support Action which has been funding medical research for children for more than 50 years.

Phil Wheeler of Admiral's IT department took part in the challenge which saw the group begin by climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland.

Phil said: "It was a tough uphill climb. As we reached the top, we walked into the cloud, it got colder and once over the top the rain thrashed across the top and there were strong winds. Needless to say we did not spend too long on top."

The charity climbers then travelled south to Scafell Pike in England which saw them face gale force winds and rain and visibility of just 10 metres.

The group successfully scaled the mountain but bad weather delayed their return trip by three hours.

Phil said the ascent of Snowdon was cancelled as the weather had worsened and added: "We called off Snowdon as the weather forecast was even worse, with more rain and gale force gusts making it unsafe to attempt - it remains unfinished business."

Supporters of the group can still donate to Action by clicking here.