PETERBOROUGH, England, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
A team from Halcyon Software, based at Minerva Business Park, Lynch Wood, has returned from conquering the National 3 Peaks Challenge over 29th and 30th June. Ten team members, plus a dedicated driver, criss-crossed Britain covering more than 1100 miles, in a non-stop effort to climb the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales raising more than £3000 for charity.
Although the team had specifically chosen dates in June to maximise on daylight hours, the walkers found themselves battling the elements as well as the mountains. Continuous rain, high winds, poor visibility and sleep deprivation seriously hampered their efforts but undeterred, they pressed on only beginning the climb of the final mountain, Snowdon, almost 28 hours after they had started climbing Ben Nevis at the start of their challenge. This led to some of the intrepid group having to descend from Snowdon in the dark but being well-prepared all made it back safely, completing the whole challenge in a very creditable time of just under 33 hours.
The team's efforts will bring in over £3,000 in donations once the total sponsorship money has been collected which will benefit Peterborough & District Deaf Children Society, national charity Sue Ryder Homes and the international organisation, SOS Children.
Donnie MacColl, Team Leader and Director of Technical Services at Halcyon Software said, "We are very proud to have completed the challenge despite gruelling circumstances. It was an amazing achievement. Our company supported us by paying for all the expenses of the training as well as the trip itself as it made a fantastic team building opportunity. I want to especially thank all our family, friends, work colleagues customers and business partners who were just brilliant in sponsoring us and helping us reach our target. We are still receiving sponsorship so if anybody would like to donate we'd really appreciate it." Please visit http://www.halcyonsoftware.com/3peaks.
About Halcyon Software
Halcyon Software is a global leader in multi-platform systems management software. With more than 20 years of delivering proven solutions and first class customer support, Halcyon's products proactively monitor, manage and automate IT operations. Large multi-nationals, corporate and public sector data centers as well as small to medium sized organizations throughout the world rely on Halcyon Software to ensure their mission-critical systems, core applications and services are available 24/7.
Halcyon solutions support IBM enterprise class systems, including the IBM i®, AIX® as well as Windows®, UNIX® and Linux® platforms.
Halcyon Software reduces the complexity of systems monitoring and automation. Solutions deliver real ROI by automating 100 percent of routine tasks to free up valuable resources, reduce operating costs and minimize the risk of human error.
With regional offices in Peterborough UK, Philadelphia USA, and Melbourne Australia, Halcyon also has a world-wide network of partners and distributors supporting Asia Pac, the Americas and European territories.
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