With my last few challenges really pushing me both physically and mentally, I have been purposefully building up to my final challenge of what has proved to be tough, exciting and certainly memorable year. My final challenge has a very ‘British’ feel, taking place in England, Scotland and Wales – the Three Peaks Challenge. This seemed very fitting as the challenge will be happening in the same month as when the event we have all been waiting for, the London 2012 Olympic Games, will begin.
The National Three Peaks Challenge is a well known phrase amongst the more adventurous. This challenge involves walking the highest mountains in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) within 24 hours.
The difficulty of this challenge shouldn’t be underestimated. It is very easy to get lost (especially being me), particularly when mountains need to be climbed in the dark or in poor weather. Luckily, I shall be taking part in this challenge with friends who have experience in climbing, as well as some familiarity with one or two of the mountains. I have also selected to do this challenge from 21st – 22nd July in hope of its being good weather (however as we know, our British Summer is never that reliable).
The Three Peaks is something I have always wanted to do and I feel that this would be a great way to round off a year of many ‘firsts’ and fantastic new experiences. I also wanted to finish on another challenge which allowed friends to be involved to experience this with. With only a few weeks to go until I take to the mountains, I better get training!
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