3 Peaks Challenge

Challenge Complete!
We had another good day on the mountain! Saved the best till last with an ascent of God’s mountain!  I know I am biased but Snowdon didn’t disappoint.
The day started with a clear run down from Cumbria but a very hot start mean we were carrying an awful lot of water!  We went up the PYG track from Pen Y Pass taking things slowly.  A breeze higher up the mountain brought some light relief and good progress was made.
We said hello to some of the people who we had met on Saturday and Sunday on the previous two mountains and lots of ‘well dones’ from people we met on the way.
We arrived on the summit in good time, to yet again clear views all around, the customary photos and a smelly group hug!
A scramble down the PYG track till it met the Miner’s track and then down the latter to pizzas in Betws-y-coed.  A beautiful campsite on the banks of the river Conwy was had last night and Mr Royle and I sneaked in a swim at 6:30 the morning.  Breakfast at Ikea and homeward bound.


Another early morning, another early start!!!

We are currently driving the windy roads of the South Lakes heading for the M6 and down to Wales.

What an absolutely stunning day we had yesterday! Some amazing views of Glencoe and southern Scotland as we made our way south, followed by a cloudless sky in the Lake District.

Parking at Wasdale Head, our only problem was going to be the heat!  We applied layers of sun cream and took on extra water for this ascent.  We took a little longer than last time due to the heat but also for all the photo opportunities!

The students have been amazing! The kindness, encouragement and support shown to those who may be struggling is inspiring.

We always veer off the tourist route and take the little scramble up Mickledore on the way to the summit and have a stop and play on ‘no hands rock’. That is always a competitive moment, especially amongst the siblings in the group!

Once on the summit, the customary photos and appreciation of the amazing views!  We could see the 4 nations from the top!

Down to the campsite for the now famous chilli, reflection on an amazing day and SLEEP!

Let’s see what today brings!

More tomorrow!


It is the start of day 3  and we are currently driving through the boarders of Scotland heading for Carlisle.  It has been a brilliant few days with yesterdays ascent of Ben Nevis obviously the highlight.  A long drive on Friday saw us arriving at the Camp in Glencoe  at 9pm in the drizzle ! It’s never fun putting up tents in the rain no matter how light.  A slightly later start the following morning saw us getting up at 7 am to leave for the mountain and after 6 hours climbing we were on the summit!  We even found some snow to play in on the way up!

I have been up Ben Nevis many times and never a view but this time we were blessed with the most amazing views from the summit!

This should be replicated today as the Lake District is looking clear!

The kids have all bonded well and Trevithick and Mounts Bay are all getting on like a house on fire.

A 5am start this morning has meant a very quiet bus but everyone is getting some rest prior to the ascent of Scafell.

We will feed back on the ascent tomorrow.