WHAT ARE THE YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKS?
The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24 miles (38.6km), and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
This will be a physical and mental challenge and should not be underestimated. The challenge will not be easy, but it is more than achievable and we believe that each person taking part is capable of completing it. That being said, do mentally prepare yourself for it to be tough!
Bunk style sleeping accommodation for up to 22 people in four separate bed rooms. Large lounge, separate kitchen and drying facilities.
1600 Check in to accommodation
1900 Evening meal
0640 Depart accommodation in vehicles
0700 Commence walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale — BD24 0HE
1700-1900 Arrive back at vehicles
1930 back at accommodation for celebratory drinks &Takeaway
Sunday 04/07/21 -
**THE WEATHER ON THE DAY COULD RANGE FROM -5 GALE FORCE WINDS AND SNOW TO +25 CLEAR BLUE SKIES, SO PACK FOR ALL POSSIBILITIES**
WALKING TROUSERS (QUICK DRY, NO JEANS)
GLOVES & HAT
WARM UPPER BODY CLOTHING (IN LAYERS)
FOOD (X2 MEALS WORTH, SNACKS)
WATER (AT LEAST 2 LITRES)
WALKING SOCKS (RECOMMENDED TO TAKE A SPARE PAIR)
WATERPROOF OUTER LAYER
FIRST AID KIT (BLISTER, PLASTERS)
BEDDING - SLEEPING BAG AND PILLOW CASE,
DRINKS FOR SATURDAY NIGHT,
Travel has not been provided. Ideally we will take as fewer cars as possible as parking is limited, so we’ll arrange lift sharing in the Facebook group.
FOOD & WATER
As mentioned in the kit list its important to carry with you enough water to stay hydrated throughout the walk, in the days before make sure you are properly hydrated to start with. If you turn up hung over on the day of the walk, you will make it twice as hard for yourselves, or potentially suffer from dehydration on the side of a hill in the middle of nowhere.
To make things easier for the group we thought it would be best to all chip into a food kitty (added onto the final cost), cook one big meal on the Friday night, Saturday morning breakfast (oats) and get some takeaway pizzas on the Saturday eve. All other food and drinks you will have to provide yourselves.
Food Kitty- Everybody chips in £15 (Friday evening meal, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday night pizzas)
Accommodation- If you're staying in the bunkhouse its £30 if you have paid the deposit (a year and a half ago, if unsure I have a list), £40 if you haven't paid a deposit.
acc name- J Bradshaw
acc no- 30334227
st cd- 20-48-95
HEALTH & SAFETY
The main risks on this challenge are blisters, dehydration, heat stroke and hyperthermia.
Blisters- if you feel a blister forming or a warm spot on your feet, do not wait until the blister has formed. Stop and put a plaster on before its too late. Look after your feet and they will look after you.
Dehydration- as mentioned before, make sure you are hydrated to start with. Drink often throughout the walk, if you become dehydrated you will lose energy fast.
Heat Stroke- also known as sun stroke, is a type of severe heat illness that results in a body temperature greater than 40.0 °C (104.0 °F) and confusion. Symptoms include red skin, headache, and dizziness. There is generally a lack of sweating in classic heat stroke. The start of heat stroke can be sudden or gradual.
Preventive measures include drinking sufficient fluids and avoiding excessive heat.
Hyperthermia- to prevent hyperthermia, build up the clothing in layers, don't stop for too long at the top of a mountain, have suitable wind and water proofs with you, take food and a hot drink with you and consume little and often, wear a hat and gloves to prevent heat loss through extremities.
Symptoms of hyperthermia, shivering, cold pale skin, low body temp, irrational behaviour, gradual slip into unconsciousness.
I understand that participation in The Three Peaks Challenge is completely at my own risk.
I understand that The Norwich Fitness Academy is not responsible for my accommodation.
I will abide by the relevant social distancing measures, appropriate for the situation at all times. I will conduct a COVID-19 self test (with negative result) before travelling up to the accommodation and if I do start to feel any of the symptoms over the weekend, it is my responsibility to self isolate.
I acknowledge that if I have a health issue, it is my responsibility and mine alone, to take appropriate steps in safeguarding myself.
I fully understand that, like mountain sports and other such outdoor activities, hill walking is a dangerous sport with a risk of personal injury or death and that I walk at my own risk, and I accept these risks and I am responsible for my own actions and involvement.
I understand that if I want insurance, I must insure myself.
I understand that it is myself who is responsible for getting the proper instruction in the techniques and equipment necessary for hiking or hill walking and I assume all responsibility for injuries to myself or to third parties.
I understand that The Norwich Fitness Academy ltd does not recognise any liability for injury or damage caused to, or by, walkers, third parties or property arising from such persons.