Report by Mr Raggett
5am at school last Friday saw 6 students, Mr Davies and myself loading the bus for a 16-hour trek to Fort William in Scotland.
Last year we had the first 3 Peaks Expedition, and building on the success of that challenge we have run it again this year.
This year saw numbers increase with the Mounts Bay students joined by 12 Year 5 and Year 6 students from Trevithick Learning Academy and 3 students from the 5 Islands School.
Arriving in Fort William we set up camp and prepared for the following day’s ascent.
The morning arrived with horrendous conditions but despite this all were in good spirits. The weather did not relent and neither did the high morale. We arrived on the summit, quick photos were taken and a rapid descent was made to find the dryers and prepare for the next stage of the challenge.
Another 5 am start and camp ‘squared away’ for the journey to Cumbria. The mountains were kinder to us in the Lake District and we were on the summit of Scafell by 6pm.
By now we were into a routine and 5am came around very quickly! Back on the M6 towards Wales and heading towards Llanberis. A repeat of last year saw very hot conditions on Snowdon and the summit was achieved by 5pm and 28 very happy team members.
A massive effort by all involved, which included 25 miles of walking, 11,000 feet of ascent and no blisters. Well done to Frank Davies and Jenny Dash from Year 10 and Ella Lazic, Holly Connor, Iris Rainbow and Anna Baker from Year 9. A big thanks must also go to Mr Davies who shared the driving with me: 1,500 miles in 5 days. Plans are already underway for 3 Peaks 2018.
Click on an image below to see photographs of our challenge.