At the end of June a team from Environment Systems raising money for MapAction took the National Three Peaks Challenge to climb the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours.
Following the long drive to Scotland the team set out from the foot of Ben Nevis at 3:00 pm on a Friday afternoon and despite appalling weather, including thick fog and heavy rain on Scafell got to the top of Snowdon within 24 hours, narrowly missing out on walking up and down all three within the time. Our two heroic drivers managed over 1,000 miles and 3 peaks between them.
Everyone agreed it was fantastic couple of days, if a little tiring and a brilliant achievement by those who took part.
The three peaks are:
Ben Nevis (1,344 metres, 4,409 ft), the highest mountain in Scotland
Scafell Pike (978 m, 3,209 ft), the highest mountain in England
Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa (1,085 m, 3,560 ft), the highest mountain in Wales
The total distance walked was approximately 42 kilometres (26 mi) with a total ascent of 9,800 feet (3,000 m)
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