On the 11 July 2014, a team from Trelleborg Wheel Systems undertook a rarely completed challenge of climbing the highest peak in each of the four countries of the United Kingdom in just 48 hours.
They travelled with flags representing each of the 28 U.K. and Ireland Trelleborg Professional Centers (TPCs), a specialized network of dealers supplying the agricultural tire market with Trelleborg’s complete agricultural tire range. The expedition took the newly launched TPC partners to each of the highest peaks, all in aid of the Trelleborg charity initiative, the Antonio Bianchi House.
Andrea Manenti, Managing Director U.K. & Ireland at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, comments: “Completing the ‘Four Peaks Challenge’ was an incredible achievement, and I am so proud of the entire team who did so. We were really put under huge pressure, especially as this is something none of us have done before. We are glad to have been able to finish the challenge and in such a quick time. We thought this was a great way to promote the new TPC network and, most importantly, to rise as much awareness and funding for the Antonio Bianchi House.”
The “Four peaks Challenge” started in the Mourne Mountains at Slieve Donard, the highest peak in Northern Ireland at 2,789 feet/ 850 meters. The team then travelled to Ben Nevis in the Grampian Mountains, the highest peak in the British Isles at 4,409 feet/ 1,344 meters. The third peak was Scafell Pike in the Southern Fells range of the Lake District in England at 3,209 feet/ 978 meters. The final peak of the challenge was Snowdon in Wales, at a height of 3,560 feet/ 1,085 meters. The total official time including all travelling and climbing was a very respectable 34hours and 1minute.
Antonio Bianchi House
The Antonio Bianchi House is located in Kelanyia, near to the Trelleborg’s tire manufacturing facility in Sri Lanka. Following the death of Antonio Bianchi, a Trelleborg Wheel Systems employee, his widow wished to support a children’s project in his memory. A collaboration between Child Action Lanka and Trelleborg, the project aims to support under privileged children from local communities. To find out more go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-HnTRr5VZQ