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Weʼre raising £1,500 to 50% of money will go to RNLI and 50% to burghead dive club new boat fund

Burghead, Moray

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Burghead Sub-Aqua Club are taking up the "3 Lakes Challenge". This is basically a spin on the three peaks challenge. The idea is to dive the UK's three highest lakes in under 24 hours. All dive kit must be carried by each individual to the lakes, which in total is a 36 km hike over mountain terrain.

At the end of July we will be attempting the Three Lakes Challenge, pioneered by Monty Halls and Andy Torbet, diving the three highest altitude lakes in Scotland, England and Wales and we are setting ourselves a target of knocking off at least two hours of Andy and Monty’s time of twenty three hours and ten minutes !

When we say “we” this means our team of Kenny Munro (50), Matt Buckley (48), and Rob Pozzi (45), definitely not the youngest team to have attempted this challenge but we’re confident they will be the fastest!

The lakes are located at heights between 650m and 996m (2133 ft and 3268ft). Diving the three lakes involves walking around 40 km (25 miles) over steep rough ground carrying our own diving kit (18kg) with no external assistance and driving around 700km (435 miles) between the lakes.

We are attempting to complete this challenge over a weekend starting in Scotland and travelling next to the Lake District and finally to Snowdonia in Wales. At present we are training hard and preparing to cope with the extremely arduous terrain and weather conditions that we will be encountering.

What is the 3 Lake Challenge?

In a similar principle to the 3 Peaks Challenge, the 3 Lakes Challenge is to dive the three highest altitude lakes on the British mainland in the fastest time possible (and you are deemed to have failed if it’s not done in 24 hours!)

There’s a Youtube video on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgYeoOeA07Q for more info.

The 3 lakes are:

Loch Coire an Lochan, Cairngorms - altitude 996 metres

The Little Loch in the Corrie, sits on the North West slope of Breariach, Britain’s 3rd highest mountain, the dappled hill. It lies approximately 13km from the nearest road and there is no access path to the loch.

Red Tarn, Lake District - altitude 718 metres

Red Tarn sits on the Western side of the mountain Helvellyn. It lies approximately 3.5km from the nearest road and can be reached by a small path.

Ffynnon Lloer, North Wales - altitude 650 metres

Ffynnon Lloer, the source of the Monn, is a llyn in the Carneddau mountain range in Snowdonia. It lies below the peaks of Pen yr Ole Wen and. Afon Lloer, its outflow, flows into Llyn Ogwen. The remains of two wartime aircraft, which crashed in 1942 and 1943, lie on the slopes round the lake. It lies 1.5km from the road and can be reached by a path.

We will of course be raising cash for charity and we would be grateful if people would consider sponsoring us, please visit our just giving page www. Just giving , any proceeds will be split equally between a donation to the RNLI and a contribution towards replacing our dive boat which would hopefully ensure that we never require to utilise the services of the RNLI.

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  • Kenny Munro2 months ago
    Kenny Munro

    Kenny Munro

    2 months ago

    http://divemagazine.co.uk/skills/8632-three-lakes-challenge-record-broken This is a link to dive magazines write up for our challenge, great reading and photos 👍

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  • Kenny Munro2 months ago
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    2 months ago
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Page last updated on: 9/3/2019 20.08

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45

  • Christine

    Christine

    Sep 3, 2019

    well done :)

    £20.00

  • Sandra Whitmore

    Sandra Whitmore

    Aug 12, 2019

    Very well done to you all

    £30.00

  • John C

    John C

    Aug 12, 2019

    Well done guys, great effort.regards John

    £100.00

  • Stan

    Stan

    Jul 31, 2019

    Great effort lads.

    £50.00

  • James and Suzanne

    James and Suzanne

    Jul 31, 2019

    Well done bro (Matthew).

  • COLIN SUTHERLAND

    COLIN SUTHERLAND

    Jul 28, 2019

    Well done Rob and rest of team

    £20.00

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    Jul 28, 2019

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Kenny Munro

Kenny Munro

Burghead, Moray

Diving Officer and Instructor with BURGSAC (Burghead Sub Aqua Club)

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