Scott and Mig Three Peaks update | Furrows Group

Scott and Mig's Three Peaks Challenge

An update from Scott

Ready to start the challenge at Ben Nevis

We commenced our climb on Saturday 11th August at 6am up Ben Nevis in Scotland. Glorious weather for hiking. We went up and down in approx. 4hrs 45mins.

A quick stretch and change and we were heading South toward Scafell Pike in the Lake District. The legs were already feeling heavy when half way up the climb the weather changed and it started to pour down.

Once at the top the weather really came in and for a few minutes we had zero visibility. Scary stuff!! But we managed to get it done in approx. 3hrs 20mins.

Very tired at this point. Another quick change into dry clothes and we set off for Snowdon in Wales.

At the top of Ben Nevis
Very wet at the end of the challenge (Snowdon)

Unfortunately when we arrived the weather was awful. It was torrential rain and high winds. The weather report said it would be 35-45 mph winds at the top and chances of thunder storms. At 2am we decided to wait out the weather until first light. Meaning we would not get the challenge done in 24hours. Very disappointed.

At 6am, with the light with us we set off on our last climb. The weather was awful and we were tired physically and from lack of sleep, but determined to get the challenge done. Approx. 4hrs 15minis later we were down and our challenge completed.

The running clock was about 28 hours in total but driving and hiking times would have us completing the challenge well under the 24 hours, our only issue was the time we lost waiting out the dangerous weather at Snowdon.

In the pub celebrating

A big thank you to -

  • Furrows of Oswestry for lending us a vehicle to use
  • James at Quest Medical for donating fuel and accommodation expenses
  • And a massive thank you to Caroline Davies for doing all the driving

To date we have raised just over £1,000 - here is a link to our Just Giving page should anyone wish to donate: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/scott-mig2018