This year, in June, I am planning on completing three peaks in three days. That’s climbing the highest peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) walking 23+ miles, with 10,052ft of ascent and 905+ miles of driving.
Normally you hear of the three peaks challenge being completed in 24 hours. I will be doing this completely unassisted and driving myself to the next peak after each climb. An acute health scare in December 2017 prompted a complete lifestyle change and outlook on life for me. I was never sporty or active outdoors, I never owned a pair of trainers or shorts unless they were of chino brand - I changed my entire routine and eating pattern, bought a pair of trainers, walking boots, shorts and t-shirts and successfully climbed my first ever mountain 6 months on - Ben Lomond. Today, I pledge to climb three mountains, back to back, in three consecutive days. I further pledge, that I will complete the same three mountains in 24 hours in 2020, once my fitness is at the level it needs to be.
The charity aspect, despite all my own goals, is the most important thing. Please give whatever you can, it really will make a difference.
A huge thanks to Absolute Body Systems for their outstanding nutrition advice and on-going training leading up to the event. You can find more information over at www.absolutebodysystems.co.uk on what this incredible company are capable of.
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