K2 and AON Take on the Three Peak Challenge for Charity

K2’s Richard Rutledge will be joining the Aon Global Mobility team to take on the UK National Three Peaks Challenge 2016.

The K2 Aon team will head north on Friday 1st July stopping at Manchester for a tour of Old Trafford, home of the legendary Manchester United who are sponsored by Aon. Then Scotland to scale Ben Nevis at 4am the following day. Then head south to Scarfell Pike in Cumbria to be conquered by late afternoon. Finally, it’s a race to Snowdon for a night climb with the aim being to be finished within 24 hours on 2nd July. By then the team will need a cup of tea and some Kendal Mint Cake.

Support Richard and the AON Global Mobility Team

This is a huge honour for K2 and we are delighted to be participating and supporting the Aon team.  In recognition of our support, Aon has kindly added K2’s long term charity The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity as a beneficiary alongside their three charities making this an unprecedented joint event.  We hope to raise as much money as possible for these terrific causes, so please donate using this link:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Aon3Peaks

The K2 Aon Team

The expedition team is led by Mustafa Denlisoz who is heading up the team consisting of approximately 15 people, including our very own Richard Rutledge.  Together they will be taking on the mountains.  The challenger group will also be supported by a number of volunteers, including K2’s Tim Worsley (Global Supply Chain Manager), Louise Harrison (Relocation Customer Services Manager) and Phil Hunt (Managing Director K2 Corporate Mobility).

The team have been training hard over the past months and are feeling confident with the task ahead.  Make sure you look at the link to take a look at the photos of the team preparing – and to make a contribution of course! http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Aon3Peaks

About The Three Peak Challenge

The National Three Peak Challenge is a gruelling ascent of the UK’s highest peaks.  The team will attempt to climb nearly 3,500 metres in under 24 hours.  This is an enormous challenge and requires stamina and team work.  

https://www.threepeakschallenge.uk/

About K2 and Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

K2’s Europe has been a long term fund raiser for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.  So far we have raised over £20,000 to support Rainbow Trust.  Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years of age with a life threatening or terminal illness and need the bespoke support we offer.  https://rainbowtrust.org.uk/

As part of our global charitable fund raising, each of K2’s regional offices have adopted a charity that they support that creates benefit to the community that they work within.  Ask us more about the other charities K2 supports in the US, Africa and Asia.

K2 Corporate Social Responsibility

Charitable work is part of K2’s broader Corporate Social Responsibility program which also supports Diversity, Environment, Ethics, Financial Stability, Community and Being a Good Employer.