Sunday 28 May 2017

National Three Peaks Challenge Events. Guiding on Scafell Pike. Saturday 20th May 2017.

After returning from working in The Yorkshire Dales, Iain was out again the very next morning - very early in fact, to guide on the Scafell Pike Leg of a National Three peaks Challenge.

Dave, Tim, Linda and Abi (photo one) were part of a team from Investec Asset Management taking part in this arduous 24 hour challenge. They were part of a much larger group all of whom had started on Ben Nevis the previous afternoon all would be hoping to finish on Snowdon later today.

Photo one sees the four about 2/3rds of the way up the mountain during our ascent of Scafell. We had started the climb in Wasdale at around 04:00.

In terms of achieving the objective, only three of this group of four stragglers made it to the summit of Scafell Pike. Dave dropped out not long after photo one was taken.

Whilst the day had dawned dry & cloudy, the temperature had dropped too and it was very chilly on the summit of Scafell Pike (photo two)
So, we didn't hang around, in fact, we needed to be heading back down straightaway again to get to the bus waiting in Wasdale as we were already late!

Our final photo from this post about Guided Fell Walking in The Lake District sees Tim, Linda & Abi during our descent on the upper slopes of Scafell Pike. Way in the distance - through the cloud, one can make out Styhead Tarn - just!

We eventually made it back to the bus at around 08:30 and for this group, it was straight off on the journey onwards towards their final objective - Snowdon.

We do hope that all three made it to the summit of Snowdon. Why were they doing this 24 hour challenge? - to raise money for charity of course. For Iain, that was the end of his guiding or the day; and he was very happy to depart for home!

Kendal Mountaineering Services do not arrange logistics for supporting National Three Peaks Challenges for many reasons. However, if you would like to have a pleasant day of Guided Fell Walking in our beautiful Lake District Mountains - then contact Iain here. You won't be disappointed!

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