The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a popular hiking challenge that takes you through the beautiful countryside of Yorkshire.
It involves climbing three peaks in one day, covering a total distance of 39.2km and ascending 1,585 meters in elevation.
On March 26th, I will be taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge with the Mountain Boardroom in support of Leeds Mind, a charity that provides support and guidance for people experiencing mental health difficulties.
The first peak on the challenge is Pen-y-Ghent, standing at 694 meters tall.
The ascent begins with a steep climb through a rocky path, eventually leading to the summit, which offers fantastic views.
The second peak is Whernside, the highest of the three at 736 meters tall.
After a gradual climb through grassy slopes, with impressive views of the Ribblehead Viaduct below, you're rewarded with a stunning panorama of the Yorkshire Dales.
The final peak on the challenge is Ingleborough, standing at 723 meters tall.
There's a steep climb up a rocky staircase, eventually leading to a plateau with incredible views of the surrounding landscape.
I am excited to take on this challenge in support of Leeds Mind, a charity that provides critical support and guidance for those experiencing mental health difficulties. The challenge is also a way for me to push myself to new limits.
My longest hike so far is 28km in a day, and that was over a decade ago!
To support our fundraising efforts for Leeds Mind, you can visit the Mountain Boardrooms JustGiving page to donate.