Helen Skelton along with a group of 10 young children from the PEEK Project, all made their journey to the summit of Ben Nevis. This was part of the National Lottery’s 25th Anniversary where it released a new guide that shows 25 outdoor adventures in the UK.
This adventure was done alongside the Ben Nevis Partnership who have received £1.9 million from the National Lottery, to invest in the great outdoors.
It’s vital that young children are able to have access to experiences and adventures like this, that they normally wouldn’t. Climbing Ben Nevis not only involves rather high physical endurance which pushes young people to their limits but also give a sense of freedom, team building and motivation that young people can look upon for life experience.
One of the young children stated “I’ve learned that if you work like a team, you can push yourself to do better than what you actually think. Because halfway through it we were all feeling about giving up, and we had to keep on motivating each other to keep going.”
For more information on the National Lottery’s 25 Amazing Outdoor Adventures, please visit: http://www.nationallotterygreatoutdoors25.co.uk/