The Three Peaks Challenge is, most certainly without a doubt, a real Challenge in every sense of the word. However, should you choose to complete The Three Peaks Challenge with the aid of Mountain and Glen, who have many years’ experience in this field, you can be rest assured that your Three Peaks Challenge will be ably led, in a safe, calm manner, and that at the end of your Three Peaks Challenge you will undoubtedly feel as though you have accomplished a real Challenge (and strengthened many a friendship along the way).
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, and this is where the wealth of experience offered by Mountain and Glen really does come in, as they can literally assist you along every step of the way, from the very first moment you decide “I am going to complete The Three Peaks Challenge”.
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.
Whichever Three Peaks Challenge you ultimately decide upon, with Mountain and Glen you can certainly be rest assured that your Mountain Leader will be knowledgeable and enthusiastic, with plenty of experience in all aspects relating to your Three Peaks Challenge – and they will, without a doubt, have a good measure of humour thrown in to boot!