3 Peaks Challenge time….

3 Peaks Challenge - Scafell Pike summit

Alice, Rachel, and Chrissy on the summit of Scafell Pike circa 1am

It's that time of year again, when 3 Peakers take to the slopes of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Snowdon for this demanding challenge.
Last night I was guiding Alice, Rachel, and Chrissy on Scafell Pike. They were self-guiding the other peaks, but decided to hire us for Scafell Pike as this would be a night time ascent. 
The girls arrived at Wasdale Head bang on schedule and were organised to set off for Scafell Pike pretty quickly.

The night was clear and calm, the forecast was excellent. Our target time was 4 - 4.5 hours and we actually did it in 3h 57 mins, awesome. Even though the mountain was busy, with some massive groups up there, we enjoyed the summit to ourselves and managed to have a few 'torches off' moments to stargaze.

Nights like this are unusual, but wow, when they do come along the mountain scenery is mind-blowing.

Driving home as day begins to break on another beautiful Lakeland day rounded off a pretty amazing, if tiring night out.

Alice, Rachel, and Chrissy are doing this challenge to raise funds for 'Hearing Dogs' and are already on around £1500 - good effort!
Thank you


3 Peaks challenge - Scafell Pike

Skelwith bridge circa 4am on my drive home from Wasdale

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