Monday, 15 August 2011

3 Peaks Challenge for Cancer Research

View from the top on Snowdon, Wales

Rain and mist of Scrafell Pike, England
Before the rain at the peak of Ben Nevis, Scotland.
Snowdon, Wales
Starting point, Ben Nevis
Snowdon in the sun.
Tough going on Scarfell Pike
View from the minibus as we left Snowdon.
Back on Ben Nevis

Certainly a different way to spend your Birthday. Put simply, the challenge was to climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours including travel time. So, myself and 12 wonderful team mates boarded a minibus in London and headed to the North. Of course I took the opportunity to kit out the team in florescent Christopher Raeburn hoodies and the next step was to simply get on with it. Ben Nevis treated us well on the way up but we we're soon into heavy cloud and then very heavy rain on the descent; all good fun. Worse was to come on Scarfell Pike in England, starting before 4.00am and in pitch darkness and torrential rain it was only excellent map reading and some steep climbs that took us to the top. By the time we got to Snowdon in Wales we had four hours to get up and down; I'm proud to say that the team came in with 40 minutes to spare.

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1 comment:

  1. Phew! That sounds like a whole heap of hard work. Glad to hear you all made it in one piece. Nice pics from Ben Nevis too, the most beautiful of the the mountains I imagine :-)