Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge for the World Challenge 2016 group

Published on 13 June 2016

Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge for the World Challenge 2016 group

In April, 10 Challengers and 4 teachers took on the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge. This event was one of many that we have taken part in to raise funds for our upcoming adventure to Kochi, Southern India in July 2016.

We arrived at school at 6pm on the Friday evening and loaded up a very cramped minibus. After a quick stop at McDonalds, we arrived at the campsite at midnight.

We set off on the Saturday morning at a bright and early time of 7am. Before we even reached the first peak it was clear it wasn’t going to be easy.  We split into two groups so that we could keep the fast pace that was needed to meet our deadline. Before we knew it we were onto the 3rd Peak. Beth Young, Kate Stiles, Michael Carter, Beth Hill, Poppy Barrett, Miss Gibbs and Mr Gilmour made it to the top in a fantastic 10 hours! The final stretch was met with a very large push to reach the finish by the 12 hour deadline. We reached the final finishing point in a brilliant time of 11 hours 27 minutes.

Everyone did fantastically well in completing even one of the peaks!  It was the most challenging thing any of us had ever done, both mentally and physically.  This helped everyone with their fitness for the four-day trek they will  be completing in India, as well as building some strong friendships between the different year groups.

As well as the hike, the group will be visiting a school in Athoor, which is a small remote village about 4 hours west from Kochi, where we will be helping to build a new classroom for their kindergarten.  The team will depart in July for an incredible trip that will help so many!

Michael Carter

Year 13 student