Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

I’ve just returned from Yorkshire having completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge – 26 miles of walking the 3 highest peaks in Yorkshire (1,586m total ascent).   We climbed up each peak in swirling mist, lashing rain & howling wind – it was amazing how quickly the weather kept changing.  The route was challenging but the atmosphere amongst our fellow walkers was buzzy and upbeat.  There were moments of thoughtful silence as we queued to clamber up the first peak of the day (Pen-y-Ghent 691m); laughter and squeals as we literally bounced on our butts on the descent of a particularly steep peak (Whernside 728m); occasions when we were on our hands and knees pulling ourselves up the rocky heights of the final peak (Ingleborough 723m), the steepest, but I thought, the most enjoyable peak of the day!    It was challenging, great fun and a wonderful way to spend a weekend soaking up the panoramic views & spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.

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