My first team was Jo, Emily and Ricky from Winchester with a 4am start on Saturday morning. No faffing to get ready but straight out of the car and onto the walk. For a 24 hour ascent this is the way to do it, for every minute you spend getting ready in the car park at the beginning and end of the walk is a minute lost on completing in 24 hours. By the time we reached the summit almost 2 hours later the sky was beginning to lighten up from the east. It wasn’t long before head torches were put away and the sun was starting to lighten up the tops of the mountains. The same ‘no faffing’ applied at the end of the walk – straight into the car and off they drove (their 'driver' organised all their kit and food and they changed in the car!) to North Wales.
Both teams achieved a time of 3 hours 45 minutes on Scafell Pike and completed their 3 Peaks challenge. Congratulations all!