Ben Nevis – first climb of the amazing Three Peaks Challenge
This coming weekend we’re doing the Three Peaks challenge – climbing the three tallest mountains in Scotland, England & Wales, all in 24 hours! Well, when I say ‘we’ I mean three of our sons Matt, Josh and Jake, with their cousin Jack – in aid of a truly worthy charity, Marie Curie. My small part in this heroic venture is to act as driver, cook, first aider and general dog’s body! The itinerary goes roughly like this:
Friday night, drive to our Lancashire ‘base camp’. Saturday 10.00 am depart for Scotland, arriving at Fort William for around 4.30 pm. Ascent of the first peak, Ben Nevis, 4409ft, begins at five in the evening – they should be safely off the mountain by night-fall. Over-night drive to Wasdale Head, in the Lake District, ready for the climb of Scafell Pike, 3209ft, starting at 4.00am. Five hours later we should be on the road heading for Llanberis and the final ascent – Snowdon, 3560ft,. If all goes to plan they should be up and back in four hours, inside the time limit of 24 hours!
Please do visit their giving site at http://www.sponsorme.co.uk/joshwilliams/3-brothers,-3-peaks,-24-hours!.aspx and support this noble cause.