Yorkshire Water staff climb Ben Nevis for WaterAid

A team of 15 climbers from Yorkshire Water and RPS scaled the heights of Ben Nevis, raising £1,340 for WaterAid.

After battling a 5:30am start, false summits a terrifying ice bridge and heavy snow, the team – who are part of Leakage West, covering Bradford, Halifax and Skipton - enjoyed the beautiful views and landscape at the summit.

Yorkshire Water Process Performance Analyst, Adam Williams who was part of the team, said: “It was obviously hard work and a few of us got cramps and blisters but it was a brilliant experience.

“We worked really well as a team and it is an experience we would never forget. To raise that amount for such a brilliant charity really capped it off. I’d also like to thank RPS who sponsored the minibus.”

Christine Mellor, Water Industry Partnerships Manager for WaterAid said: “Scaling Ben Nevis is a serious test of stamina which highlights the daily struggle faced by millions of people in the developing world who often have to walk miles to find water.

“WaterAid would like to warmly thank the climbers, who should all be very proud of their efforts as it will enable us to reach even more people with clean water and toilets.”