An epic 23-mile journey with over a miles worth of climbing was the task recently faced by Cundall Manor School pupils.
The 12 and 13 years olds tackled the ambitious three peaks challenge across the Yorkshire dales taking in Ribblehead, before ascending Yorkshire’s highest peak, Whernside, (736m) before tackling Ingleborough (723m). They happily finished with Pen-y-Ghent (694m) after a long day’s walk.
The hike covers more than 1,600m of climbing over varied terrain and takes in the impressive the Ribblehead Viaduct, standing a huge 32 metres above the moor.
Expedition leader, Chris Kirby, helped guide the intrepid students on their adventure.
Chris said: “The three peaks was a tough challenge this year due to the poor weather on the descent of the first peak. However, everyone gritted their teeth and tied up their boots and were determined not to be defeated by the weather.
He added: “There were some amazing views and great comradery between all of Form 6.”
The intrepid explorers had to rise early and set off from the school at 5am in order to complete the trip. The trip, despite inclement weather, proved hugely popular with the students, as did the next day’s inevitable sleep-in.