Yesterday i was joined by colleagues of the Royal Bank of Scotland group. They are all in keen preparation to complete the charity challenge of the Three Yorkshire Peaks. A total of twenty three miles of walking with 1400 metres of ascent (4600 feet in old money) up and down the mountains of Pen-y-ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (724m). Not a walk in the park.
It had been arranged that we should meet near Ribblehead viaduct and spend time walking, exchanging ideas, thoughts and advice whilst ascending Whernside.
Eager to impress everyone set quite a pace from the start. Perhaps it was the dry weather spurring them on.
Whilst walking i overheard that good sturdy footwear and wool socks were popular. Preparation is key to making your challenge more comfortable, enjoyable with a higher chance of being successful.
After reaching the top of Whernside we paused for refreshment before heading back down to the viaduct. The descent of Whernside can be time consuming if you are not good on your feet but this was not a problem today.
A big thank you to Alice is required as without her organisation, planning and determination none of this would be happening.
Not long now till the challenge day guys. Think of the GCC steps you will be racking up.