Three Peaks Challenge – the climb
Jul18

Three Peaks Challenge – the climb

The team got up at 5 for the start of the Three Peaks Challenge and started climbing Ben Nevis at 6. It was tough. The two boys and B led the way, with A struggling a bit more and my husband and D keeping him company at the back. They were at the top of the mountain just after 8 and finished it in 4 hours and 18 minutes. I’d imagined they would take some lovely photos of the scenery, but they didn’t have time. Just a...

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Three Peaks Challenge – the beginning
Jul17

Three Peaks Challenge – the beginning

For a long time, it has been my eldest’s dream to do the Three Peaks Challenge. If you don’t know what that is, it’s climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, Wales and England – Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike – in under 24 hours. So that’s climbing three big mountains, and all of the strain that puts on your legs and body, plus a lot of travelling and sleep deprivation. It’s a really...

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Training for the Three Peaks
Jun01

Training for the Three Peaks

Doing the Three Peaks is a big deal. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a bigger deal than a half marathon, possibly an even bigger deal than a marathon. Think about it – climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in under 24 hours, including all the driving in between. That’s a big deal. My eldest has dreamed of doing the Three Peaks for a long time. And in a few weeks, his dream is coming true....

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Project 366 Weeks 22 & 23
Jun11

Project 366 Weeks 22 & 23

I’m pleased to say that half-term was a better school holiday than we’ve had for a long time. Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 150 – Sunday 29th May – I’ve needed some new trainers for about three months now. Having finally persuaded myself that it’s OK to spend money on myself, I then struggled to find anything in a colour I liked in my size. And then I found these! Day 151 –...

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Ben Nevis adventure
Jun09

Ben Nevis adventure

Ever since he first climbed Snowdon three years ago, my eldest has been determined to climb more mountains. He’s climbed it six times, three times with just my husband and three times with his siblings. Once, I even went along (never again!). In recent months, mountains have become an obsession. He has plans to do the Three Peaks next year – properly, in 24 hours. He hopes to climb Everest one day, plus an awful lot of...

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