THE YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE (Y3P)
Located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park lie the iconic three peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Your challenge is to summit all three peaks in 12 hours.
Your first summit of the day will see you ascend 2,227 feet to the top of Pen-y-ghent, where there will be no time to rest, as you trek on through midday and towards your second summit, Whernside, the highest peak at 2,415 feet.
Finally the afternoon will lead you on to your third and final summit, up 2,372 feet to the top of Ingleborough. With awe-inspiring views and an immense sense of achievement, you will descend back into Horton-in-Ribblesdale and the finish of your 26mile challenge.
Our team will meet you in Horton-in-Ribblesdale (BD24 0HE), there are two main car parks. The first is a small pay and display carpark with a public toilet, the second is a large field which will be manned and pay upon arrival. We will meet in the large field carpark by the Elite Adventures flag for 06:45 ready for a short brief before we begin the challenge at 07:00 as we aim to beat the crowds and finish the challenge in under 12 hours!
WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?
This event requires a good level of fitness, as such we would recommend regular exercise and walks to ensure you get the most out of this challenge. We highly recommend joining our friends at ‘Challenge Fitness‘ who will be on hand to help you get in the best shape possible for your challenge.
You will be fully guided by a qualified mountain leader.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- Personal Insurance
- Accommodation before/after the event
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- A qualified Mountain Leader throughout
- Yorkshire Three Peaks finishers medal
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:
- Suitable walking boots (with ankle support)
- Appropriate clothing for the walk
- Waterproof Jacket and trousers
- Spare warm layer
- Hat and gloves if required
- Snacks and water (minimum 2 litre’s) for the walk
Minimum age is 16 years. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the challenge.
When joining this event you will be fundraising for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. When you sign onto the event your name and email address will be sent to a representative of this charity to make contact and support you in your fundraising.
CHARITY FUNDRAISING DEADLINES:
All sponsorship goes direct to the Charity via your online JustGiving page. At least 50% of the sponsorship target should be with the Charity by 3 weeks prior to the Challenge. At this time the Charity pays a Fee for your place to the Organiser (similar to the Self Funding cost – or half of it for Mixed Funding as you’ve already covered half). Failure to meet the deadline may result in cancellation by your charity. The remaining 50%, and any extra, should be with your Charity by 4 weeks after the Challenge.
The walk will take place in most weathers but the leader will reserve final judgement on the day (in most cases) and maintains the right to abandon any walk if they feel the safety of themselves or any participant is at risk.
Under 18s taking part cannot sign themselves up – they must be signed up by someone over 18.