Information on The National Three Peak Challenge Charity

Hi,
I’ve been asked to give a little more information on what exactly the The National Three Peak Challenge is. Please let me know if this information is helpful at all!

Info:
The National Three Peaks Challenge is a mountain-endurance challenge in Great Britain, with a history of over 40 years, in which participants attempt to climb the highest peaks of each of the island’s three countries. The challenge has no official rules or time restrictions, many participants try and complete it within 24 hours, or more leisurely over a weekend, using motorised transport to travel between the mountains. Some participants choose to start and finish the challenge at sea level. The majority simply start and end at the foot of the first and last mountains.

The mountains climbed, in order of elevation, are Ben Nevis in Western Scotland, 1,344 metres (4,409 ft), Snowdon in North Wales, 1,085 metres (3,560 ft), and Scafell Pike in North-Western England, 978 metres (3,209 ft). In all the challenge involves some 42 kilometres (26 mi) of ascent and descent, with total travel approaching 765 kilometres (475 mi). The challenge is usually undertaken starting with Ben Nevis, the highest, and for many the most distant. Each year a large number of organised attempts is made at the challenge with the aim of fundraising for charity, in which sponsorship is sought by participants.

The main site states that it is better to find a driver for this event. Steven Hey, in the last blog post, said that they finally got a driver!

For the weather part of it…Snow stays on the summit well into the summer. Conditions can change very quickly though.

So, please support Twitter’s very own @Chriscuzzy! Donate here: http://original.justgiving.com/national3peakschallenge If you can’t donate, please advertise on your Twitter, blog, ect!

Please let me know if this helps at all!!!

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