We just wanted to say a very big thank you to the people who sponsored us for our 3 Peaks Walk. Thanks to everyone’s generosity we have raised an incredible £840 so far.
On the 1st October, Barney Addenbrook and I (Sam Gurney) walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks; Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough. A total of 24.5 miles. It took us 11 hours and while it was a tough day it was well worth it to raise money to support the centre and help improve the children’s lives. We are going to use the money, when we travel to Uganda at the end of October, to provide a play area for The Revival Centre so that the children will have somewhere safe to play.
Providing this play area would not be possible were it not for the generosity of our sponsors and donors, who’s combined efforts have achieved an amazing £840, with more donations still coming in. So a big thank you to everyone who’s donated anything at all to this fantastic cause. While we may be flying out in just a few weeks (29th of October), don’t worry, its not too late to still donate if you haven’t. You can sponsor us by either :
- Head over to https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/samandjosh to place your donation.
- You can give a cash donation to either of us in person, which we will then upload to the site on your behalf.
It was looking like it was going to be a beautiful day as we set out from Horton in Ribblesdale at 6:45am! The sun wasn’t up yet and the sky was clear. The thermometer on the car was reading 2 degrees celsius.
However as we climbed Pen-Y-Ghent the sun rose and by the time we reached the summit (695m) at around 8am the sun was up and it was starting to warm up.
Heading for Whernside – The Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle – Carlisle Railway – an awesome feat of Victorian engineering.
Sunrise on the way up Pen-Y-Ghent
Then came the descent and the long walk through Ribblehead, alongside the famous Ribblehead Viaduct and across the valley towards the ascent of Whernside.
2 down, 1 to go. On top of Whernside
We summited Whernside (736m) at around 2pm in glorious sunshine. Whernside has a long and steep descent which proved quite draining but we were not yet finished.
Next, the final ascent up Ingleborough, started at around 3pm, reaching the summit(723m) at around 4pm. The sunshine had now been obscured by a mist which shrouded the top and we had to spend 10 minutes wandering around the top searching for the trig point which marked the summit. Just when we felt elated that we had completed the 3 Peaks we had to contend with a 2hr descent over steep, rough ground, back to our starting point.
Just below the summit of Ingleborough
On the way up Ingleborough – its getting a bit misty now
On top of Ingleborough – after 10 minute hunt for the trig point
On the descent we met another walker also doing the 3 Peaks who we walked with the rest of the way. Later talking in the pub after we had finished we told him about what we were doing and why and he generously donated £10 to the cause
Finished! To the Pub for a well earned pint.