A Director of The Brownsword Group recently undertook the demanding Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge with a group of friends to raise money for the North West Air ambulance, the unsung heroes saving lives across our region.
The challenge takes place on the mountains of Whernside (728 metres), Ingleborough (723 metres) and Pen-y-ghent (691 metres) which are collectively known as the Three Peaks. The peaks, which form part of the Pennine Range, encircle the heads of the valleys of the River Ribble and Chapel-le-Dale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the North of England.
The series of mountains is home of the original three peaks walk within the UK. The first recorded ascent of the three hills was in July 1887 by J.R. Wynne-Edwards and D.R. Smith in a time of 10 hours. Taking slightly longer and battling the elements for almost 11 hours, The Brownsword Group effort raised an inspiring £1,600 for their charity.