3 Peaks Challenge – Scafell Pike in the early hours…


Early morning views from Scafell Pike summit with views of Great Gable, Skiddaw and Derwent Water

A belated post from last Sunday !

The early hours of the monring is a lovely time to be in the mountains especially in June when it's light at 4am.  It had rained for most of the night whilst Mark was out guiding another group on Scafell Pike but luckily for us as soon as we set off the rain kindly stopped, making it a very pleasant morning out.  The dampness provided atmospheric views with lovely cloud formations in the valleys and clear views of many of the Lake District fells.

The group of ladies I was guiding up Scafell Pike were from Alsager - Jo, Corinne, Tiz, Charlene, Franca and Jacqui - who were all raising money for Alzheimers charity.  They had put in lots of training, which showed as they easily did this section of the National 3 Peaks Challenge in 3 hours 35 mins, after having done Ben Nevis in 5 hours.

They completed the whole challenge in 23 hours and 22 minutes. Well done all!



Franca, Tiz, Jo, Charlene, Corinne and Jacqui on Scafell Pike - their second peak of the National 3 Peaks Challenge

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