Yorkshire Three Peaks

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a fantastic day out, taking in the summits of Pen-y-ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres) along a (roughly) 24 mile route (with roughly 1,600 metres of ascent and descent in total).

Eight Point Two provides a service for both teams and individuals, from both corporate and charities, who want to undertake the challenge of completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

We offer a fully supported event and a high level of safety and service both prior to the event and during it. Eight Point Two has a great deal of knowledge in providing this kind of service with many of its key staff holding senior mountaineering and walking qualifications such as the Mountain Instructor Certificate – the highest instructional qualification in the UK.

Our Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge event is an opportunity for teams and individuals to take part in a fully supported attempt on the challenge with the knowledge that they have an exceptional level of support.

We are very proud that we work with so many people on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Current clients include Marie Curie, Siemens, Yorkshire Cancer Centre, Young Achievers, NRAS plus many more. We have even walked the cast of the hit TV programme Emmerdale around the Yorkshire Three Peaks!

What we offer on our Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Pre event

  • Easy to use and efficient booking system
  • Fully risk assessed event
  • Copies of our ‘Top Tips’
  • Training information pack
  • Participants equipment lists

Event

  • Qualified instructors
  • Fully marshalled mountains
  • Booking in system for each stage
  • Quick response team for each mountain
  • High quality communications systems
  • Event day briefing
  • Equipment check
  • Team timings

Being responsible

Eight Point Two recognises that the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a tough event which can easily become a very serious undertaking. As we are aware of this we implement certain controls to ensure that the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is run as safely and responsibly as possible.

Environmental Considerations

The popularity of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge can create an increased environmental stress on the beautiful national park that is home to the Three Peaks. Eight Point Two follows the institute of fundraising’s code of practice and has its own principles on best practice.

All of our teams follow the same route. Please observe any erosion control measures en-route, preventing any further footpath erosion. Our instructors are all mountain leaders with a love for the mountain environment. They need no encouragement to supervise their team to a high standard, including the removal of all litter, controlling impact in sensitive areas and sharing this knowledge and passion with their teams.

Driving

Eight Point Two promotes safe and responsible driving amongst its staff and we always try and car share when travelling to and from the event.

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Safety

Eight Point Two ensures that the safety cover for each event is paramount – the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge enters some serious mountain terrain and the weather and conditions in these places can be ‘extreme’. To maintain these standards we ensure that every participant is well briefed and equipped. We will not let people begin if we believe that they are not prepared; so suitable clothing etc is essential. We also ensure that each event has good communications and that a quick response team is on hand to deal with emergencies.

Fitness Considerations

Completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in 12 hours is no easy ambition; however with the right preparation, support and determination it is achievable by most. The fact that the walk pushes people makes it an excellent challenge.

Participants should plan some form of pre-event training which must include walking and some cross training in the form of swimming or cycling. Teams should be aware that they will be doing a significant amount of cardio vascular exercise in a 12 hour period.

Eight Point Two recommends that people with very little experience of training should seek expert advice to develop a suitable programme. Participants will find the challenge much more enjoyable if they arrive having done some form of preparation.

Training advice/schedule available on request