8th February 2022

posted by AM_admin

Our colleague Spencer climbs 3000M in February for Help for Heroes

Our colleague Spencer Lloyd, who works in our security team at the University of Hull, is setting out on Saturday, 12th February, with former AM Services Group employee Stephen Atkin on a 3,000M climb to raise valuable funds for the Help for Heroes Charity. The intrepid duo are hoping that their challenge to climb nearly 10 times the height of the Eiffel Tower will help them “make a huge impact on the lives of wounded veterans and their families”.

The charity is close to Spencer and Stephen’s heart as Spencer is currently a reservist in the British Army and Stephen has friends and family serving in the British forces.

The route will involve 12 hours of hiking in a variety of weather conditions. The 3000M elevation will cover 17 miles across The Lake District’s mountains and fells, including:

Glaramara (783M), Red Beck Top (721M), Allen Crags (785M), Esk Pike (885M), Great End (910M), Ill Crag (935M), Broad Crag (934M), Scafell (964M), Symonds Knott (959M), Scafell Pike (978M), Great Gable (899M), Green Gable (801M), and Base Brown (646M).

While the two best friends have not done many hikes together, between them they have covered the Yorkshire 3 Peaks and National 3 Peaks Challenges and many more. They describe the 3000M climb as “definitely a step up” and “my biggest challenge yet to date, doubling/tripling what I have achieved in the past”.

Steve Atkin and Spencer Lloyd

Spencer says that his training involves gym work, runs, bike riding and tabbing with weight on his back, and Stephen enjoys hiking, running, bodyweight work and yoga.

We look forward to hearing how much they will raise for Help for Heroes and, if you’d like to donate, please visit their Facebook fundraising page  https://www.facebook.com/donate/264614879142537/