In June this year, one of our Renfrewshire Organisers, George Wilkinson, will lead an expedition to climb the four highest peaks in the UK; Mount Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England, Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland, and for the last leg, Ben Nevis in Scotland (in that order). George plans to do this in six days raising money for well-known charity along the way.
This expedition is open to anyone, for either the full four peaks, or maybe even joining up with George for the last leg of it, doing Britain's highest peak, Ben Nevis ? The last leg is planned for a Saturday so that anyone interested in coming along can help the team complete the Challenge.
Obviously a reasonable degree of fitness is required, as is the ability to put up your tent if you are planning on joining George for the full challenge. If you would like to join George for one or all four of the peaks, please register your interest here. Once we have an idea of interest we can then take it from there. The proposed date for this to start is Monday 24th June.
Proposed provisional itinerary for the Four Peaks Challenge
Day 1 - Drive to North Wales and camp in vicinity of Snowdon
Day 2 – Climb Snowdon – travel to Lake District and camp in the vicinity of Scafell Pike
Day 3 – Climb Scafell Pike – travel to Cairnryan, take 4.30pm Ferry to Larne, drive and camp in the vicinity of Slieve Donard
Day 4 – Climb Slieve Donard – return to Larne and take 4.30pm ferry to Cairnrian, drive and camp in the vicinity of Ben Nevis
Day 5 – Mid Morning start to climb Ben Nevis to allow other Scotland in Union supporters to join in this final ascent
Day 6 – Return Home
Note : Whist the ascents of all four mountains are not technically challenging, weather conditions and time considerations, especially with having to meet ferry time tables could make the ascents very arduous and challenging and anyone participating in the Four Peaks Challenge should have a high level of fitness and experience in hill walking.
The ascent of Ben Nevis by the normal route, climbed by hundreds if not thousands of people of all ages every summer, is not technically challenging but can be arduous in anything but perfect weather. This is the highest mountain in the British Isles and requires to be treated with respect.
The Four Peaks Challenge will be organised by George Wilkinson.
George is an experienced hillwalker and mountaineer who has climbed every mountain in the British Isles over 3000 ft. He has also climbed in many regions of the Alps, the Pyrenees, Alaska and Canada.