We’re organising a number of Three Peaks Challenge Training events this Summer and we’d love you to come and join us!

This is partly in response to the news that Mountain Rescue call-outs have risen 50% due to the increasing reliance on new technologies such as smartphones. Wasdale Mountain Rescue team have noted that people are neglecting to learn basic map and compass skills for the Three Peaks and are unprepared when their phone, GPS or even (in one case at least) Satnav fails. The aim of our training weekend is to teach you all you need to know for a safe, successful challenge.

Scafell Pike, with it’s steep incline is the most testing mountain of the Three Peaks Challenge, both navigationally and physically. This is not only an opportunity to take a close look at the route to the summit of Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head with one of our Mountain Leaders, but also to polish your navigation skills and get some expert tips in the process! Throughout the event our Leaders will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the Three Peaks Challenge, including equipment, training and preparation. We’ll also provide you with a detailed 16 week fitness plan to get you “mountain fit”.

As Scafell Pike is often attempted in the dark during the Three Peaks Challenge on day one we give you the option of climbing the mountain in daylight or darkness. On day two we provide a full day of navigation training and map-work. This takes the form of a “walk and talk” session in the area of the Scafell Massif. Maps and compasses are provided.

We would strongly advise anyone thinking of undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge in 2011 to come along and get all the necessary mountain skills for a successful challenge. We’ll even donate 10% of the cost to the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team.