This week i was glad to hear of previous clients having a successful attempt at the national three peaks challenge. Summiting Ben Nevis (1,345 metres) in Scotland, Snowdon (1085 metres) in Wales and Scafell Pike (978 metres) in England is hard work.
The logistics of driving between these countries and mountains is one element. Then walking to the top of each of these mountains is another. Mountain preparation and communication is vital. Logistically it is not easy.
A few months ago i was contacted by Simon who was organising an attempt on the National three peaks to aid charity. I guided Simon’s group for the day in the Peak District sharing all my knowledge and tips for success as well as walking up and down endless hills to condition the group for the challenge.
Simon sent me an email earlier this week about how they found the challenge. A lovely bit of feedback:
We did the challenge in just over 25 hours helped by some pretty nifty driving. We started at Ben Nevis at just before 4am on a Saturday morning. We were very lucky with the weather and had superb views from the summit about three hours later. We then went to Scafell Pike which again had beautiful weather and was relatively benign in conditions and I think we were up and down in around three and a half hours. We started Snowdon at half past midnight. After an easy start the cloud rain and darkness took its toll on me on the steep parts. We took three and a half hours to get to the very windy summit and we couldn’t wait to get back down at about 5.30 in the morning.
Incredibly tired but proud of what we had achieved. Super team spirit as well.
Photos to follow!
A good example of raising money for charities and achieving success.
Thank you for the feedback Simon. Well done everyone.