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Counting down to the Three Peaks Challenge

21st August 2017

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With August coming to a close, another challenge is creeping even closer and the 3 Peaks Challenge is this coming weekend.

We will be departing the hospice at 6.00am on Friday morning before embarking on our 12 hours journey to Fort William. We will stay the night and then start our trek early on Saturday morning taking on our first peak, Ben Nevis!

We estimate we will trek for around 5 hours and after completing our decent, will jump on the mini bus to head to peak number two in the Lake District, Scafell Pike. This peak will take around 4 hours to complete before driving through the night into Wales.

Early hours of Sunday morning we will reach the base of Snowdon to take on our final ascent, again around another 4 hours with the aim to complete all three within the 24 hour timescale.

For me, it’s not so much the trekking that will be the issue. It is the lack of sleep between each peak. Our only option is to nap on the bus to ensure we have some recovery time between trekking.

Sunday will see us returning back to Joseph Weld Hospice via minibus before we all head home for a decent and well-earned night’s sleep.

If you would like to support my 10 challenges, please visit and of course, I will do another blog update post 3 peaks.

Posted by Matt Smith at 12:14pm

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