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PDS Ltd Conquers the Yorkshire Three Peaks for YMCA Derbyshire

This incredible feat involved scaling In an inspiring act of solidarity and charity, the team at PDS Ltd recently took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to support YMCA Derbyshire. This incredible feat involved scaling the three highest peaks in Yorkshire within 12 hours, showcasing not only their physical endurance but also their commitment to giving back to the community.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a celebrated test of stamina and determination. It includes the following peaks:

  1. Pen-y-Ghent (694 meters): The first peak on the route, known for its steep climb and picturesque views.
  2. Whernside (736 meters): The highest of the three peaks, offering a gradual ascent and stunning scenery.
  3. Ingleborough (723 meters): The final peak, characterized by its distinctive flat summit and challenging paths

The total distance of the challenge is approximately 24 miles (38.6 kilometres), and it must be completed within 12 hours, making it a true test of endurance.

Supporting YMCA Derbyshire

YMCA Derbyshire is a vital organization dedicated to providing support and opportunities for those who find themselves as risk of homelessness. Their services include housing, education, and community programs that help people rebuild their lives and achieve their potential. By raising funds through the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, PDS Ltd is helping to ensure that YMCA Derbyshire can continue its essential work.

The Journey

The team at PDS Ltd prepared rigorously for the challenge, understanding the physical and mental demands it would place on them. Training hikes, team-building exercises, and strategic planning were all part of their preparation. Their journey began early in the morning, with spirits high and a clear goal in mind: to complete the challenge and raise as much money as possible for YMCA Derbyshire.

The ascent of Pen-y-Ghent set the tone for the day, with the team pushing through steep climbs and rocky terrain. Encouraged by the support of each other and the thought of their cause, they reached the summit and quickly descended to tackle the next peak.

Whernside proved to be a test of endurance, with its longer, more gradual climb. The team maintained a steady pace, taking in the breathtaking views and reminding themselves of the importance of their mission. Reaching the summit of Whernside was a moment of triumph, but there was no time to rest as they moved on to the final peak.

Ingleborough, with its distinctive shape, awaited them. The climb was challenging, but the sense of camaraderie and purpose kept the team motivated. Reaching the summit of Ingleborough was a victorious moment, but they knew the challenge wasn’t over until they completed the descent.

The Impact

Crossing the finish line within the 12-hour limit was an exhilarating achievement for the PDS Ltd team. Their efforts raised just over £1,500 for YMCA Derbyshire, which will also be matched by the company. The challenge also strengthened the bonds among the team members, proving that with determination and teamwork, they could overcome any obstacle.


The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge undertaken by PDS Ltd in aid of YMCA Derbyshire is a shining example of how businesses can make a positive impact in their communities. By pushing their limits and working together, the PDS Ltd team not only achieved a remarkable physical feat but also made a meaningful contribution to a vital local charity. Their journey serves as an inspiration to others, demonstrating the power of collective effort and the importance of supporting those in need.

As PDS Ltd celebrates their achievement, they also look forward to continuing their support for YMCA Derbyshire and other charitable initiatives, proving that their commitment to community welfare extends beyond the workplace and into the heart of the community.

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