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The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. We drove to Fort William in Scotland on Friday and started the long climb up Ben Nevis just before 5pm. For the first mile we were all talking and joking but after that it was heads down and time to put in the hard work. Looking back, Ben Nevis was the hardest out of the three because it had the longest walk (about 10.5 miles overall) and a 4413ft climb to the summit. It has a much greater vertical ascent than the others!
Then it was onto Scafell Pike back in England. We started at 5am and were all a bit groggy after not much sleep on the minibus so it was a quiet trudge up that one! By the time we reached Snowdon though we were all a bit more revitalised – mainly because it was the last one and having done a practise run the previous month, we knew what to expect. We didn’t complete the overall challenge in 24 hours, but we reached the summit of each within 24 hours, so we were happy with that! We were very lucky with the weather as well as it had been raining heavily in the weeks leading up to the event, but it managed to hold out and the sun even made an appearance at the very end as we descended Snowdon, which was a nice way to cross the finish line.