We visit the three highest peaks in Yorkshire. Ingleborough at 723m, Whernside at 728m and finally Pen-y-Ghent at 691m. The total distance walked is 47km/29 miles and 5,361ft/1634m of ascent, with the aim of completing this in less than 12 hours.

This is a 12 hour walking challenge and therefore is a long and physically demanding walk with good navigational skills required on some sections in poor visibility. You will need good advanced planning and the right skills to achieve this challenge within the time allowed. Bags of determination and months of training too. These are not the highest of the peaks in the UK but they can be pretty hostile in poor weather. The total distance walked is 47km/29 miles and 5,361ft/1634m of ascent. Compared to the “classic” three peaks route, this is 5miles longer, making it a real hard challenge to complete in under 12hrs.

EVENT DATESApr 13th – Completed
May 11th – Completed
June 8th – Completed
July 13th – Completed
Aug 10th
LOCATIONIngleton
EVENT CONTENTBasic Navigation Skills
Mountain Weather
Route Planning
Sweat, effort, grit and bags of determination.
Hazards and the avoidance of.
Local and Historical knowledge of the area
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive by 6:15 AM for a prompt departure at 7:00 AM.
RETURN TIMEApproximately 7:00 PM.
WEARComfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
KIT LISTWalking Kit List – Download PDF
WHAT WILL I NEED
Personal Hill Walking Equipment
Food / Packed Lunch
Kit List (from above details)
NOT INCLUDED
Accommodation
Personal Hill Walking Equipment
Lunch and Evening Meals
PRE-REQUISITESA General level of fitness. Ideally, preparation training should start at least 3 months prior to the event. However, we appreciate that everyone is different and some people are fitter than others.
It does need preparation and the right mental attitude.
Ability to walk for 12 hrs non-stop, carrying a small rucksack is key.

This is a 12 hour walking challenge and therefore is a long and physically demanding walk with good navigational skills required on some sections in poor visibility. You will need good advanced planning and the right skills to achieve this challenge within the time allowed. These are not the highest of the peaks in the UK but they can be pretty hostile in poor weather.

The walking is over a variety of terrains, and includes some of the most rugged and spectacular countryside in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Even though the challenge is mainly on paths which have been improved immensely over recent years, certain sections can still be very boggy and energy sapping.

We at Saaig Outdoors can help you in every area from talking you though the physical training you will need to the practical elements such as:

Where can I stay locally?
What food should I take with me?
What route do you take?
Where can you get the best pint after a 12 hr walk!

 

1

Friday Evening

Arrive in the Yorkshire dales. We recommend staying in or around Ingleton. Enjoy a good meal and pre-pack your rucksack.

2

Saturday 05:30

Alarm and a good hearty breakfast

3

Saturday 07:00

Start the first ascent

4

Saturday 11:00

Start the second ascent

5

Saturday 15:00

Start the third ascent.

F

Saturday 19:00

Challenge completed.

7

Saturday 20:00

Dinner and a well earnt drink(s) at a local establishment.

8

Sunday

Relax and enjoy the Dales.