On 20th May 2017, seven architecture took on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Members of the team laced up their walking boots to climb the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, a combined total height of 2153 metres. We wanted to raise as much as possible for the charity, who do such vital work across the region to tackle cancer.
The route started in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, where we walked 39.2km (24.5 miles) back to the finish line. We were challenged with wet and windy conditions on the day, but this didn’t dampen our spirits as we completed the challenge in exactly 12 hours.
Due to the cloudy weather, the views from both Pen-y-ghent and Ingleborough were limited, but as the weather cleared our efforts were rewarded with stunning views from the top of Ingleborough.
It was definitely a tough challenge, but a fantastic day which saw the team pull together.
We are hugely grateful for the support of the Yorkshire Cancer Research team, who provided several checkpoints en route where the team were looked after, refreshed, and rejuvenated with hot and cold drinks and much-needed snacks!
We would also like to say a massive thank you to all who have supported and donated. We have raised nearly £1500 so far for this brilliant cause.