1 Dad, 1 Son, 3 Peaks, 24 Hours.
14 year old James and his dad set out to climb Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike in 24 hours to raise money for CVSRT. WE DID IT!
Raising money for
Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team
Name: James Elles
Mountain experience: I have climbed about 11 mountains but I've never done anything like the 3 peaks challenge before
Mountaineering style: Climb the biggest mountains as fast and light as possible.
Hardest thing: I don't like mountaineering food.
Future challenge: climb the highest mountain in every European country.
Name: Roland Arnison
Age: old enough
Mountain experience: quite a few mountains over the years, big and small, hot and cold, but never in a sequence of three with a strict time limit.
Mountaineering style: Slow and well equipped
Hardest thing: Keeping up with James
Future challenge: Recovering from this challenge!
National 3 peaks challenge
We did it it! Despite Roly's bad ankle, terrible weather and badly timed road closures. Full report at: https://rolystravels.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/1-lad-1-dad-1-mate-3-peaks-24-hours/
The national 3 peaks challenge involves climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours. The challenge for James and Roly is the estimated 13 hours of hill climbing with little sleep. The challenge for intrepid driver Rich is to get us promptly but safely between mountains.
We are raising money for the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT), the voluntary service which carries out the rescue, treatment and evacuation of casualties across the wilder parts of our region. Both Roly and Rich are members of CVSRT. It costs £35,000 per year to keep the team operational.
Our plan is to take on this quest in October - not the ideal time of year for weather or daylight hours, but it will increase the challenge. The 24 hour target starts as we leave the car park in Glen Nevis and ends when we return from Snowdon to the car. Mid-quest eating, sleeping and massage therapy will all need to be done en route on the motorway.
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with gift aid: £962.50
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