This mighty team tackled the Yorkshire Three Peaks

After last year’s postponement and a world-changing 18 months, we were delighted that our team were able to conquer the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge earlier this month!

Pictured above is our mighty team, ready to take on 24 miles up Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent – also known as the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. It’s certainly no easy feat and the blisters and exhaustion were a badge of pride after a hefty 12 hours of walking.

The team set off at 7am from Horton in Ribblesdale, one of the picturesque Yorkshie Dales that marks the start of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge. After two weeks of heavy rain in the UK, the overnight rain and dark clouds made for an ominous start. First up: Ingleborough mountain, which was grey and overcast as the team made their way over in the early hours of the day.

Next, on to Whernside, where it started to brighten up a bit, with views of the Yorkshire Dales starting to appear. The route then dropped down into Riddlehead for a pitstop with the UK-Med team in the shadow of the picturesque Ribblehead viaduct.

This was the first group of walkers to reach our pit stop: Flexed biceps. They'd already conquered two mountains, and our canine teammate was still bursting with energy.

The next part of the challenge features a long walk over to Pen-y-Ghent, where one group got drenched on the way while another group was so speedy that the clouds didn’t catch up!

The final push up and down Pen-y-Ghent was definitely a struggle, but thankfully, the sun had come out and was heading into a lovely evening. Waiting at the finish line was the UK-Med team, ready to greet walkers with snacks and a well-earned drink, as well as a much needed sit down.

One of the groups standing in front of the iconic Ribblehead viaduct. Photo credit: Iain Lennon

Thanks to their hard efforts, the team has raised over £6,000! This is an incredible amount and we are so thankful to all of our participants and donors. For UK-Med’s vital work in Djibouti, Yemen and more to continue, and for us to answer calls for assistance all across the world, these funds are absolutely vital.

Thank you to the team for their incredible efforts!

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