The three peaks challenge involves walking 25 miles while climbing 2940m and driving 466 miles in 24 hours. The 3 peaks are the tallest in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scarfell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon). We did it as a group of 10 including a very kind driver who didn’t walk. My legs have never been so stiff and tired, I can hardly get up the stairs 2 days later!
Walking in the dark is hard, especially on the top of a mountain in the fog. We lost the path for a while and lost time. Consequently we came in a bit late. Total time: 27 hours.
|Planned start time||Aimed time||Actual start Time||Actual Time|
|Ben Nevis (5 miles ascent, 1280m climb)||9am||5 hours||9am||5 hours|
|Drive 256 miles||6 hours||7 hours|
|Scarfell Pike (3 miles ascent, 920m climb)||8pm||3.5 hours||9:30pm||5 hours|
|Drive 210 miles||5 hours||5 hours|
|Snowdon (4.5 miles ascent, 740m climb)||04:30am||4.5 hours||7:20am||5 hours|
Thanks to everyone who sponsored me – our team raised more than £2000 for Cancer Research.