Rosie May Foundation Yorkshire Three Peaks: April 20th

Rosie May Foundation Yorkshire Three Peaks: April 20th

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Development of sustainable projects for children in crisis.

Especially girls, in Sri Lanka and Nepal through local partners. Protection and support of children by strengthening families to prevent abandonment. Reunification of siblings and reintegration with family to break the cycle of institutionalisation. Access to quality education for the most vulnerable children to unlock potential.

Over the past twelve years, the Rosie May Foundation, has developed from a family-run charity to an international charity with a strategy to help children in crisis, especially girls. Read more: The Rosie May Foundation

Supporting Rosie May:

This event is being run in conjunction with the Rosie May Foundation and together we ask everyone to target raising £200 for the charity through a JustGiving page. Get Outdoors and The Rosie May Foundation will be in touch with further details and to support your fundraising using the contact information you submit in your entry.

The 3 Highest Peaks in Yorkshire

Ingleborough, Whernside, Pen-y-Ghent

Walking as one team we attempt to conquer the 3 spectacular fells of Whernside (736m), Ingleborough (723m) and Pen-y-Ghent (694m) that dominate the Dales skyline.

We will cover 39km and climb over 1700m within just 12 hours to return to Horton and successfully complete the challenge and enter the ‘Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club’. 

This challenge can either be done in one day, as per the original 12 hour challenge or split over 2 days with a night to rest in between. Select from the drop-down menu above.

Once you have entered, please complete the H&S Registration Form and review the recommended Kit List

  

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations...

  

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Route:

Anti-clockwise circular route starting and finishing in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.


Timetable:

Saturday:

06:30 Meet in The Yorkshire Dales National Park car park, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, BD24 0HG (£5 for the day) - if full there is more parking in the field car park on the other side of the bridge. There is a public toilet in the car park.

07:00 START of the 12hr Challenge

08:30 Summit Pen-y-Ghent

11:00 Refreshments at Ribblehead (2 day challengers join the group).

13:00 Summit Whernside

14:00 Philpin Farm refreshments

16:00 Summit Ingleborough

19:00 Expected end of challenge day

 

Sunday:

09:00 START of day 2 for 2 day challengers at Horton.

14:00 Expected end of 2 day challenge challenge in Ribblehead.

15:00 Pub refreshment and return to vehicles.

 

Important Information:

All of the info for the walk is on this page. Once signed up, you will receive an automatic booking email as confirmation (may need to check your SPAM folder). We look forward to welcoming you to the walk and will be in touch near the day via the event WhatsApp (please see below).

  • Walk Rating: Challenge - ratings explained here
  • Leader: Chris meet our leaders.
  • If you have any question or need any further info, please do get in touch by email: info@getoutdoorsuk.org 

  • Please refer to the kit list to assess what you will need for the challenge.
  • Dogs are welcome, but are entirely the owner's responsibility and must have a lead and be under close control at all times.
  • If encountering livestock do not walk too close or get between a cow and calf. If threatened, let go of your dog so it can escape and reduce the risk to yourself.
  • Please keep to public rights of way and respect landowner’s property.
  • There are often stiles to negotiate on this type of walk.
  • Countryside walking can often include hills and uneven terrain. Our group ethos is to support everyone in group to achieve their maximum potential in terms of completing the route. As such, we endeavour to walk at a pace all participants are comfortable with. We apologise if this causes any frustration to fitter walkers.
  • Please consult your doctor if you are worried about your fitness to take part.
  • Please inform the walk leaders, Get Outdoors, of any underlying health conditions that may affect your walking ability before signing up. 
  • A WHATSAPP group will be created to share info and photos on the day. In signing up to the event you are agreeing to be added to this group, which will contain other participants. This is necessary so that details can be shared in the run up to the event, including last minute changes, reminders or cancellations.

  • Charity involvement: many of our walks are being run in partnership with charities. As such, sign up information is shared with the charity involved for the purpose of running the event and communicating its purpose, which is to help raise awareness and funds for the charity. By signing up, you are agreeing to receive information from Get Outdoors and the charity.

 

Required Form:

We need a few more details from everyone, so we know how best to look after you. Once you have booked your walk above, please follow this link and complete some simple questions ASAP: Applicant H&S Registration Form

  

Weather:

Hill and mountain walking can be hazardous! Not being prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions can lead to over exposure or heat stroke. Layers are key, allowing you to easily adjust your level of warmth. We are likely to experience some nasty weather, so for your safe enjoyment please bring the items specified on the kit list.   

Food & Drink:

Walkers are expected to bring all of the food they need for the walk. 

As with kit, make sure you have tried and tested anything you eat during the walks, as you do not know how your body might react.

You are going to be walking for 12 hours. You will consume body fat reserves, expel water and salts that need replacing to prevent muscle cramps, dehydration and fatigue. Hydration is the most important aspect of nutrition. It is essential to take on water in regular, small amounts throughout the walk. It is easy to underestimate how much you need and suffer dehydration, particularly in hot weather.  Each walker should carry a minimum of 3 litres of fluid; water and sugary drinks. It is important to bring plenty of high energy food and snacks as well as something substantial like a sandwich for lunch. You need to provide your own food and water for the duration of the Challenge. We expect to have several refreshment stops on the route, but best to prepare for the unexpected!

Fitness:

The level of training needed depends totally on what level of fitness you are starting from. Completion is dependent on a mixture of fitness, stamina and determination.

As a rough guide, we recommend vigorous exercise at least 3 times per week for as long as possible in the build up to the event. Walk briskly on the hilliest routes you can find, such that you are regularly out of breath. Improve your stamina by including a long weekly walk, building up to at least 15 miles or more. Improve your cardio by walking your shorter walks as fast as you can.

Jogging uphill is a really good way to improve cardiovascular fitness.

Strength and condition exercise, such as weight training or Pilates are beneficial for working on your leg power and core strength.  

The fitter you are the more enjoyable the challenge. Give yourself plenty of time to build up by joining us for some training soon. Get Outdoors has lots of walks in the diary that are great for training, which also provide an opportunity to ask questions about your upcoming event and meet other members of the team. So please browse this website and come join us soon. We are always adding new dates. Taking part in build up events is also a great excuse to push fundraising pages and update supporters about your challenge journey.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!