Fancy a challenge? Climb the three peaks with CARE International

Charity CARE International is inviting IT teams to climb Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike in 24 hours in the 3 Peaks Challenge 2010.

CARE International has launched this year's 3 Peaks Challenge.

The event, supported by Computer Weekly, takes place on 12-13 June 2010.

The challenge will see teams from across the IT sector climbing the highest peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis, 1,334m), England (Scafell Pike, 978m) and Wales (Snowdon, 1,085m) in the target time of 24 hours.

See photos and video from last year's CARE International 3 Peaks Challenge >> 

In 2009, QA completed the challenge in the fastest time of 23 hours and 18 minutes. The gauntlet is down for any team who thinks they can beat that time. Last year's event raised £50,000 to support CARE's poverty-fighting work.

Head of CARE Challenge Neil Munro said, "CARE and Computer Weekly have a great fundraising history, and the funds raised by previous teams are already achieving fantastic things around the world. The IT sector is one of the most fun and enthusiastic sectors we work with. We are aiming to top last year's fundraising total and we are confident the IT sector is up to it!"

The CARE 3 Peaks Challenge offers corporate teams a fantastic team-building and networking opportunity, with a well deserved dinner and awards following the challenge, he said.

Experienced CARE Challenge staff will be available from the day teams sign up to offer advice and support with fundraising and training.

How to enter

The CARE 3 Peaks Challenge is open to anyone who works in IT, from the in-house IT department to the multinational software firm. If you and your colleagues have what it takes, visit www.carechallenge.org.uk/IT or call the CARE Challenge team on 020 7934 9470.

About CARE International

CARE works in 70 countries, helping 65 million people a year find a route out of poverty. Ninety one pence in every pound raised for CARE goes directly overseas to support the charity's vital projects which tackle the root causes of poverty. The organisation is part of a coordinated international effort to bring relief to people affected by the earthquake that hit Indonesia on 30th September.

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