The Three Peaks Challenge encompasses the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales respectively. However, it is a common misunderstanding that the Three Peaks Challenge involves the three highest summits of Britain, as in actual fact there are over one hundred mounts in Scotland higher than Scafell Pike and more than fifty are higher than Snowdon – but that takes nothing away from the Three Peaks Challenge itself – which if done “by the book” is done within a staggering deadline of just 24 hours.
Many people contemplating the Three Peaks Challenge simply want to experience the thrill and sense of accomplishment that the Three Peaks Challenge offers – whilst others are hoping to raise funds for a cherished charity, and up to press, Mountain and Glen are delighted that we have helped raise many hundreds of thousands of pounds for charitable causes.
However, before you can even contemplate undertaking The Three Peaks Challenge, you must ensure that you are prepared both mentally and physically for the Challenge ahead
As the Three Peaks Challenge is such an arduous and tough undertaking by any stretch of the imagination, some people prefer to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks as a “warm up” exercise in preparation for the National Three Peaks Challenge itself. The Yorkshire Three Peaks extends about 25 miles and follows a circular route through the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, starting and finishing in the quaint and delightful village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale. The Yorkshire Three Peaks, as with the National Three Peaks Challenge, offers fantastic scenery taking in such sights as the Ribblehead Viaduct, which telly addicts will know appears on the opening credits of the popular television show “Emmerdale”.
It should be noted that the Yorkshire Challenge, whilst not as arduous as the National Three Peaks Challenge, does still cover quite a distance, being only a tad shorter than a marathon with some uneven and boggy terrain thrown into the equation too, and so anyone partaking this particular Challenge should have a good degree of fitness and stamina – and, of course, as we are in Britain rapid changes in the weather should be allowed for!
The Yorkshire Three Peaks involves the summits of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and perhaps it goes without saying that a huge sense of achievement and accomplishment will most definitely be found at the end of your journey.
All i can say is that the views are breath taking,the atmosphere and team spirit is amazing i should know i did it when i was at school.