Three Peaks Challenge – Conquered!

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4 of us started out in Verwood on Friday 3rd November at 7am and headed up to Fort William. After an 11 hour drive we arrived, had some dinner and went to bed as we knew we had a busy day ahead of us the following day.

Saturday 4th November at 3.10am, the alarm went off and we jumped up, got in the car and made our way to the bottom of Ben Nevis. We started to ascend the mountain at 4am, at 7.32am we were back at the bottom, jumped straight in the car and started our 5 hour drive to Scarfell Pike, situated in the Lake District.

We were at the bottom of Scarfell Pike at 12.55pm and started our ascent. This mountain took us 2 hours and 20 minutes to climb, which was much quicker than we anticipated. As we got to the bottom we got back in the car and headed to Mount Snowden, which was another 5 and a half hour drive.

We tried to get some food inside us and some sleep whilst we were being driven to our final Peak, this was not an easy task because of the adrenalin and the speed of which our drivers were driving us! Not to mention David’s snoring!

The final mountain was by far the hardest of our challenge, and the weather had really set in, we arrived at the bottom of Snowden at 7.35pm and it took us 3 hours and 6 minutes to conquer this one. When we reached the bottom of the final mountain, I had a little lay down for a minute or two.

1,361 miles of driving and 55,000 climbing steps later, we had completed all 3 peaks, taking us 18 hours and 41 minutes; needless to say we are absolutely over the moon! Smashed it is an understatement.

Happy Days!!

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