11 team members, 670 miles by road, 306 miles by plane, 173 miles by rail, 28 miles on foot, 10,000ft of ascent, 3 mountain, and 24 hours. That was the plan.
Sadly, an evil clutch cable foiled that plan somewhere between Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike. This time there was no mechanical failure, and it was great to finally complete the challenge. We experienced polar opposites in terms of weather and gear, swapping ice axes and crampons for sun cream and short sleeves.
Now we may have failed somewhat in our objective of summiting all three peaks in less than 24 hours, but I’m sure there’s a good case for an entry into the Guinness World Records for the longest time ever taken to complete the challenge?
An impressive 1,692 hours – ish, from beginning to end sees us finishing just slightly over our 24-hour target! I feel that’s a special time, and deserves a special mention.
I have to be honest, not being able to complete the three peaks as planned back in May was a major blow as I was really looking forward to challenging my self with this event, but the time really doesn’t matter when you see first hand what the money raised is helping to achieve in schools.
I had an absolute blast doing this challenge, I loved every minute of it. Snowdon has now firmly become my favourite mountain of all time, I got to meet some great people and have some good laughs along the way.
I’d like to thank the all the guys I was with for making it a great adventure, and thank Nathan for asking me to join the team in the first place.