National Three Peaks Challenege

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Thomas Johnson | 7th July 2021

National Three Peaks Challenege

As some of you may be aware, I took on the National Three Peaks Challenge on July 3rd to support Luke’s Lads charity. Luke’s Lads is a local charity which seeks to support men’s mental health through support sessions focussed around exercise, and is a charity close to my heart.

The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of the UK, being Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdonia) within 24 hours. The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3064 metres (10,052ft) - twice the ascent of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.  

We managed to finish the challenge in 21 hours flat. The weather however prevented us from completing Scafell Pike due to flash flooding and lightning at the Summit, therefore we had to make a detour to Whernside. We successfully completed the 28 mile 3 mountain (Ben Nevis, Whernside & Snowden) trek well within our time limit of 24 hours!

Any donations would be greatly appreciated and will go a long way to achieving our target of £3,000, with the main objective of ensuring Luke’s Lads sessions remain free of charge to help any males suffering with their mental health. We have raised over £4000 so far and have smashed past our original target!

Please click the link if you would like to donate https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/national3peakslukeslads

Below are some pictures from our ventures: