Richard Gardiner

3 Peaks Extreme

Fundraising for Perennial - Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society
raised of £30,000 target
by 352 supporters
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We provide support and financial assistance to people in horticulture


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A bunch of crazy landscapers (and friends) putting themselves through the mill for a great cause, "Perennial" (Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society)

The cycling schedule is below and days 1, 4 & 6 have a mountain too!  

Day One – Ben Nevis to Ballachulish (18 miles)

Total Ascent: 790 ft

Total Descent: 834 ft

Start Elevation: 56 ft

End Elevation: 12 ft

Min Elevation: 8 ft

Max Elevation: 142 ft


Day Two –Ballachulish to Cumnock (122 miles)

Total Ascent: 5919 ft

Total Descent: 5517 ft

Start Elevation: 18 ft

End Elevation: 419 ft

Min Elevation: 0 ft

Max Elevation: 1140 ft

Running Totals:

Ascent 6709 ft

Descent 6351 ft


Day Three – Cumnock to Seathwaite (114 Miles)

Total Ascent: 4821 ft

Total Descent: 4803 ft

Start Elevation: 415 ft

End Elevation: 434 ft

Min Elevation: 20 ft

Max Elevation: 778 ft

Running Totals:

Ascent 11530 ft

Descent 11154 ft


Day Four – Seathwaite to Grasmere (23 Miles)

Total Ascent: 1896 ft

Total Descent: 2032 ft

Start Elevation: 436 ft

End Elevation: 300 ft

Min Elevation: 245 ft

Max Elevation: 805 ft

Running Totals:

Ascent 13426 ft

Descent 13186 ft


Day Five – Grasmere to Garden City (100 Miles)

Total Ascent: 3599 ft

Total Descent: 3874 ft

Start Elevation: 297 ft

End Elevation: 22 ft

Min Elevation: 0 ft

Max Elevation: 571 ft

Running Totals:

Ascent 17025 ft

Descent 17060 ft


Day Six – Garden City to Snowdon (50 Miles)

Total Ascent: 5919 ft

Total Descent: 4750 ft

Start Elevation: 28 ft

End Elevation: 1197 ft

Min Elevation: 21 ft

Max Elevation: 1203 ft

Grand Total:

Total cycling ascent 22944 ft

Total cycling descent 21810 ft

Total climbing ascent 10025 ft



Some height comparisons!

Everest 29029 ft

Kilimanjaro 19341 ft

The Shard 1020 ft


About the charity

Perennial is the only charity helping people in horticulture and their families when faced with a life changing event, unexpected crisis or overwhelming challenge with free and confidential advice and support.

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