Three Peaks Challenge

My next challenge myself is to attempt the Indoor Three Peaks challenge – that is, to climb the three tallest ‘mountains’ in England, Wales and Scotland, or in my case, their equivalents in stairs. The peaks, for those who don’t know, are Scafell Pike, Snowdon and Ben Nevis, and my research suggests the challenge will consist of the following distances:

Scafell Pike (412 flights of stairs)
Snowdon (475 flights)
Ben Nevis (587 flights)

Three Peaks: (1474 flights, or 22,110 steps)

Once upon a time I could have done the actual Three Peaks – it would have been really hard, but not impossible. Now it’s definitely not something I could manage – my stability and mobility has noticeably improved but I still need support on the stairs so this is as close as I can get to a long hike! I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it or to finish it but I’m determined to give it a go.

As it’s been a while since I did any fundraising, I’d be appreciative of any donations to the Brain Tumour charity – the donation link will be at the end of this post.

My plan is to start this challenge at the beginning of August. I will do the 412 Scafell Pike flights from the 1st-15th, and then Snowdon, 15th – 31st and then Ben Nevis from September 1st to the 20th. Those dates might change once I realise that an average of about 30 flights of stairs a day isn’t achievable – I know nearly two months sounds like a very long time but currently I’m not moving very much at all so this will be a huge step up (haha, get it?) for me. I’ll record my progress – any chance to use Excel! – and hopefully I’ll be able to complete the challenge. If not, I might have to adjust it and just do Scafell Pike, or something like that, but hopefully, this will prove to be the right level of ambitious rather than totally ridiculous!

Donation link:

Brain Tumour Charity link:

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