Our intrepid team covers 25 hilly miles in beautiful Yorkshire
On Saturday 18 July, a Cirrus team took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge. Eleven of us set off up hill and down dale, and finished 25 miles of walking including over 2,000 metres of climbing well within the challenge’s 12 hour deadline.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. These form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The Cirrus team set off at 7.00am in pouring rain, but the weather became kinder as the climbing became more difficult, and team camaraderie, cereal bars, Jelly Babies and a couple of hip flasks saw us through to a glorious finish in late afternoon sunshine. The team didn’t only include 11 walkers – we were very grateful to the three colleagues who drove around to meet us at crucial points with food, drink, plasters and bottles of fizz at the end.
Everyone involved agreed this was really great day out with a wonderful team. We’re planning our next challenge already.