Three mountains; 20 walkers; 5 support drivers; about 24 miles of trail; 3400m total ascent; 1000+ miles on the road – these are just some of the numbers that summed up the the 3 Peaks challenge completed by the club on Friday 20th through to Saturday 21st June. Full details of who managed what, how much money was raised, along with some hopefully libelous stories to follow later. In the meantime here are a few pictures from a brilliant weekend.
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One of our support vehicles on the drive North on Friday, kindly donated by Sunwin of Mansfield and driven by Mr Murdy. Rumours that he is lined up as James May’s replacement on Top Gear have not yet been refuted by the BBC.
Here’s one for Welchy, spotted in Scotland:
There were a couple of minor logistical hiccups to solve on the way.
Team photo at the start line. You can tell it’s the beginning because everyone is still smiling.
At the top of Ben Nevis. Luckily the naked bloke was gone by the time the photo was taken.
A bit better conditions at the top of Scafell Pike:
And then there was Mount Snowdon, which should be renamed Mount Pissingitdown:
No task was too much or too little for the support drivers as we discover the secret of Ian’s speed up the mountains:
And finally, back at the hotel in Wrexham for a few well earned beers.