Thousands of walkers take the 3 Peaks challenge of Yorkshire each year, not all succeed but most do. We are happy to offer a guiding service which will help you complete Pen y Ghent, Whernside and finally Ingleborough in the required time. The challenge is to complete the walk in 12 hours and is roughly 24 miles in length and involves over 5,000 foot of climbing….. which is tough.
For a full description, maps of the route and a personal account of my first traverse of the 3 Peaks please click here
Pen Y Ghent (2,277ft, 694ms)
Whernside (2,415ft, 736ms)
Ingleborough (2,372ft, 723ms)
Celebrating on Ingleborough
Our Guiding Service: Some walkers will want to use a guide, some will not. The benefits of using a guide can really be broken down in to 3 main areas:
- Route finding. Although there is a path to follow it is quite possible to take a wrong turning if you are unsure of the route, particularly if the weather is not good. The summits in particular can be confusing in cloud, a wrong turning leading to loss of time and potential danger.
- Confidence. A guide will ensure that the best decisions are made for the individuals and the group. They can also assess how quickly the party is going and whether it is likely to complete the challenge but is also fully prepared for any accident.
- Good Company and local knowledge. There are many miles of easy walking and although the views are splendid it is nice to have the knowledge and company of someone who is very familiar with the area and can talk about climbing and walking in Yorkshire and beyond.
Setting off, sometimes in the dark!
A guide for the day costs £190 for up to 8 people. If there is more than 8 people then a 2nd guide may be needed.
All our guides are Mountain Leaders with up to date First Aid qualifications.
To find out more either e mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me direct on 07824 304060.
There is no guarantee that you or anyone in your party will complete the 3 Peaks in 12 hours but we will give it our best shot!
Happy back in the pub, all done