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Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge
Another classic 3 peaks challenge but this time we stay in Yorkshire. This challenge takes in the peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent. You will cover approx 39km, including over 1700m of ascent, through the beautiful and wild Yorkshire Dales of Northern England.
Beginning from Horton in Ribblesdale, then taking in Pen Y Ghent, Whernside and finally Ingleborough, this is an unforgettable challenge.
Starting in Horton in Ribblesdale, the clock begins to tick. In order to successfully complete the challenge, you have 12 hours to return to Horton. Successful completion of this challenge will be an achievement to savour and reflect upon - but will also allow you entry into the ‘Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club’. The scenery here in the Yorkshire Dales is geologically unique, and will give you at least something to take your mind off those aching limbs. This is a special challenge - combining distance and hill climbing - all set in one of our most beautiful National Parks.
18:30 Expected arrival Yorkshire—latest
19:00 Kit check, route briefing
06:30 Light breakfast in bunkhouse. Prepare lunches & pack gear
07:15 Depart bunkhouse
07:45 Start walking
19:30 Expected end of walk —although this is entirely dependent upon the team and their speed / strengthTime to test the delights of the local pubs and cuisine!
Easy breakfast in local cafe
Depart mid Sunday morning for return journey
You will be staying for 2 nights (before and after the event) in simple but comfortable bunkhouse accommodation. Importantly we shall be staying in close proximity to a local inn, where we shall be able to get evening meals and refreshments for those tired bodyparts! Bedding is provided - but you should bring your own towel.
What is a Level 3.0 Trekking Challenge Like?
These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 9 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect a lower daily duration, but of course the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however you will need to be more resilient, due to simple living conditions. UK single day or weekend level 3 treks are suited to walkers and trekkers with some previous history of upland walking or alternatively a good amount of lowland training behind them.
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Trek’?
You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside; 7 hours plus . You should be doing regular exercise, possibly with some running. Your running speed will be fairly steady; nothing too fast, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs). These other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level. e.g. spinning, circuits, swimming, or other sports.
Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.
You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.
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Travel insurance is not compulsory for UK adventures but it is advised. For further information, please don't hesitate to contact the Café.
Included In Trip
2 Nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts (1 c light breakfast on saturday, 1 x cooked breakfast in local cafe), Guiding for the weekend, Backup vehicle / taxi to collect those unable to complete the challenge, Pre event Joining Pack
Excluded From Trip
Dinner on Friday and Saturday night. Lunches during trek.
Suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, vaseline, painkillers, sunbloc
Pack towel (lifesystems recommended), soap (small bar)
shampoo (not a full size bottle!), toothbrush, toothpaste (small size)
Hill walking items
Sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner - please check whether you require a sleeping bag
Day sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / plastic liner(s)
Bladder system (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking poles (highly recommended)
Sun hat (wide brimmed), neck scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunches, but please check this with us
Snack foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.
Lightweight fleece, medium weight Fleece
Lightweight gloves, heavy gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece hat, balaclava
Long cotton trekking trousers, 1 pair tracksuit bottoms
Comfortable trekking shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking socks, liner Socks, underwear
1 change of casual evening wear
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent) & Outer Waterproof Bottoms
Toilet roll / pack of travel tissues, spare lace, camera, film / memory card / spare battery
Wallet, credit cards, cash, sunglasses, spare comfortable shoes, penknife
Mobile phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!), emergency rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek), head torch with spare batteries and bulb
It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.
You will be briefed by your leader, before and during the challenge - but key items to remember are as follows:
1. Wear appropriate clothing - including proper footwear with ankle support.
2. Ensure your waterproofs are in good condition
3. Listen to and follow instructions from your leader.
4. Remain within visual contact of your leader at all times
5. Remain well fed and watered throughout the event.
6. In case of poor weather we normally continue to pursue the challenge - unless we deem it unsafe. This usually would entail high winds or exceptionally high water levels that would render river crossings dangerous.
Yorkshire’s northern position means it is generally much cooler (and sometimes wetter!) than the south of England. Rapid and extreme changes in weather are quite normal in the hills. Be prepared—the weather could give you exposure or heat Stroke—both are possibilities!At this time of year the weather could go either way from warm temperatures to freezing cold – so be ready for anything – make sure you pack according to the list! Remember that layers are the key, allowing you to adjust your level of warmth more easily.We will almost certainly experience some rain during the weekend, so make sure you have suitable waterproof gear—both jacket and trousers.
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