Our clients will tell you that we’re a determined bunch here at Ultimate, we tend to achieve what we put our minds too. That said, nine of us will have our resolve tested on Saturday 25th June.
That’s when we’re tackling the formidable Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge to raise money for Manorlands Hospice, Alzheimer’s Society and MIND. Charities that do fantastic work in healthcare.
Our team building exercise snowballed into the 25 mile challenge up and down the Yorkshire Dales. It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a while, and now there’s no going back. Especially since people have been kind enough to sponsor us already!
We haven’t started training yet. But we’re certain that Kim, Rebekah, Mick, Mike, Rory, Warren, Holly, and both Marks will conquer all before them.
We’ll have 12 hours on the clock to complete our gruelling journey. Starting in Horton in Ribblesdale, we’ll climb Brackenbottom Scar until we reach the Pennine Way. Then we’ll face all 694m of Penyghent, our first peak. We’re hoping for good weather and beautiful views from the trig point on the plateau at the top!
The leg punishing walk down should take us past the brilliant sink hole of Hull Pot. As we follow the track from Dismal Hill to Ribblehead Viaduct, we should see Ingleborough appear from behind Simon Fell. It’s a steep 723m ascent to the top of that one. Up to Whernside next and it’s even higher! The summit will be 736m above us.
Only after that will we push on up Ingleborough to Yorkshire Three Peak glory. We’re promised a panoramic view of the Dales on a good day. So we’re sure the pain will be worth it. But even after all that climbing, we’ll still have a six mile walk back to Horton! Well, that’s the plan anyway.
Each peak is a worthy challenge in itself. But the ‘ultimate’ Ultimate team need to summit the trio in a single day. It’s the only way to join the ‘Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club’ and earn an accomplishment badge for our efforts. But of course, it’s all about raising money for charity.
We have a few walks planned for the end of February and March, before training gets serious in April and May. All in all, it’s no mean feat!
Want to sponsor our Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge? Please do! We’re raising funds for Manorlands Hospice, Alzheimer’s Society and MIND – causes dear to our hearts. You can donate on our Just Giving page. Thank you for your support!
Posted March 1, 2016