by Steve Harris
Three Mountains, 25 miles, 5,200 feet of ascent, mist, wind, rain (lots of rain), slippery rock, deep bogs and plenty of determination. That was the Three Peaks Challenge for fifteen Year 10 pupils during a summer weekend in Yorkshire.
To complete the classic round, visiting the three highest peaks in Yorkshire (Pen - Y - Ghent (691m), Whernside (728m) and Ingleborough (723m)), inside twelve hours is a tough challenge even in good weather, and it was particularly impressive that all pupils completed the event in such atrocious conditions.
The twin hazards of sunburn and dehydration during training on the South Downs were not repeated up north, and, for many pupils, this was a big step-up in their experience, and a tremendous achievement.
Congratulations to all.
More photographs from the Three Peaks Challenge, below: