Yorkshire Three Peaks

25th September 2015

In mid-September De Warenne students packed up the mini bus and headed to the Yorkshire Dales. Their aim was to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks over the course of the weekend in order to raise money for their Iceland Expedition  in July 2016.

The weekend started well, with some students up at 6.00am ready for the challenge ahead. We set off to climb Ingleboroough, a 723m mountain that is the second highest of the three peaks. The team got up it easily, with only a few rests; a lead pack was established, with Nathan Riley doing the navigation. However the girls soon caught up, and near the summit Keisha Morgan stormed ahead. We all arrived at the summit in the fog and had a well-earnd lunch.

On our descent, we tried to decide if we should attempt Pen-Y -Ghent, the smallest peak, but still at 694m. After six hours of walking we decided it would be too much for the team's first trip, so we opted for a night walk that evening instead.

We  walked a couple of miles in the dark, testing the groups navigational skills. Mr Barton gave them a few tips from his military days!

The final day allowed us to conquer Phen-Y-Ghent without any problems and even add a third peak  to complete our own version of the three peaks.

The students were outstanding and proved their ability ready for the big Iceland expedition. We are now reviewing the trip and looking forward to our next training weekend in Wales.