Sam take on The National Three Peaks Challenge
“I have decided to take on The National Three Peaks Challenge with my friend Michael, over the 13th & 14th May, having not had any previous hiking experience and being scared of heights! I thought this would be a great challenge to do as it would push my mental as well as my physical ability.
The challenge is well known to be graded as extreme and will comprise climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales, all within 24 hours, including the travelling time for 450 miles and covering a hiking distance of approx. 36km and climbing over 3000m.
Training has entailed twice weekly boot camp, weekly running, regular cycling as well as being committed to increasing my hill walking at weekends ,whatever the weather, gradually increasing to a height of over 2000m.
Michael’s sister and youngest brother both served in the army as has, one of my best friends, so we chose the ABF (Army Benevolent Fund) National Charity because of their giving a lifetime of support to serving soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when they are in need.”
“This will be a self-funded trip and we’ll be very grateful for any donations, of which we will also match. I will be personally donating all my salon tips in April & May.
If you wish to support us by way of a credit card donation you can click on this QR code which will take you directly to our JustGiving page, alternatively we are collecting cash donations in salon.
Thank you so very much for your support.”