The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes in the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge includes:
• Whernside (728 metres)
• Ingleborough (723 metres)
Beginning the Yorkshire Three Peaks in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Pen-y-Ghent is the first peak to be ascended.
Angie speaks of the accounts of the day “ After waking for 4.30am and travelling up to Yorkshire we were eager to start the challenge for 7.30am. The weather was still very foggy at this time in the morning and it was very hard seeing exactly where we were heading for our 1st peak. The weather had cleared up for our 2nd peak – Whernside. This peak is the highest of the three and really took a lot of strength to accomplish as we were so tired from the Pen y Ghent.
For our final peak we had stopped on the way for a much needed toilet break. Ingleborough was the final peak in our challenge and it looked the most difficult of the three. There was a 100metre vertical rock climb to the summit. At this point the only thing I had to get me up this climb was adrenalin, the fact we had nearly completed the challenge was giving me a much needed boost.
The descent from Ingleborough was the hardest walk of the day as it was 6 miles down to the village, we were exhausted buy this pint but eager to finish under the 12 hour mark, which we did successfully.We completed the challenge in 11 hours 40 minutes!!
It took us to the brink physically, mentally and emotionally.
We are very proud of our achievement and would like to thank everyone who sponsored us as Marie Curie will be very grateful for all donations!!