The People's Orchestra's County Peak Challenge 2013
12 December 2012

Between January and December 2013 Chris Rawley and I will be climbing the highest peak of every historic county in the United Kingdom.
We will tackle 91 different hills or mountains ascending a total of 113,284 feet. This is the equivalent of climbing Mount Everset over four times! We will cover a huge area from Brown Willy in Cornwall (1,378ft) to Ronas Hill in Shetland (1,476ft) which are separated by a distance greater than 880 miles. We will also take on more familiar peaks in between such as Scafell Pike (3,209ft) in England, Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland (2,789ft), Snowdon (3,560ft) in Wales and Ben Nevis (4,409ft) in Scotland.

We are hoping that by taking on this monumental challenge people will be kind enough to dig deep into their pockets and sponsor us and thereby insuring that The People's Orchestra, a community orchestra based in the Midlands, can continue to provide performance opportunities throughout the region.

How can you get involved?

Please sponsor us
Visit to make a contribution. Remember that if you are a UK tax payer you can gift aid your donation and therefore make your contribution even more valuable to us.

You can sponsor by the peak or by a one off donations at:

The People's Orchestra County Peak Challenge

Follow us
We have set up a blog. This will include diary entries and video footage of our efforts. Check back regularly for updates!

The People's Orchestra County Peak Challenge Blog

Join us
We'd be delighted to see you at any of our walks. Details will be published at least two weeks in advance. If you have a portable instrument then bring it with you if you can. There may be an opportunity to play in some unlikely places!

As joint conductors of The People's Orchestra, Chris and I are hoping to raise �91,000 to support the many activities that the orchestra are planning for 2013. If you would like more information concerning The People's Orchestra's County Peak Challenge 2013 please write to Sarah at
Please CLICK HERE to view The People's Orchestra website.

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