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There’s Summit Going on!

“Do it with a great team” – with or without snacks!

They came, they hiked, they talked silly stuff for 12 hours (!) and raised some funds for Oaklea! Yes folks the ‘Peaky Beardies‘ did their “Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge” with verve, dignity and failed to dodge some considerable downpours! (to save explaining why they did it -click here for back story

‘Peaky Beardies’ – reveal thyselves!

The trio aka ‘The Peaky Beardies‘ are (Sir) Charles Holdsworth – Oaklea Group Finance supremo, (Mr) Matty DouglasCYP Team supremo and Snacky SiWebmaster/Marketing and provider of much needed level headed seriousness.

Early doors gets the snacks – 0700 the Hike begins

Fresh faced and ready to go from Horton in RibblesdaleNorth Yorkshire – the official start of the Three Peaks Challenge!

The walk covers a distance of 37.5 km (23.3 mi) to 42 km (26.1 mi) (depending on route) circuit of all three peaks with nearly 1,600 m (5,249 ft) of ascent and descent.

Penny for your thoughts

The first climb was to Pen-y-Gent (2,276 ft/694 metres)

A side order of – Whernside (2,415 ft/736 metres)

This was probably the wettest and longest stretch…proper torrential downpours -and that wasn’t just the cheeky walking based puns from Sir Charles

Last climb calling – Ingleborough (2,372 ft/723 metres)

Classic English summertime – from ‘liquid sunshine’, mists & pestilence to glorious blue sky thinking. The weather took a turn for the better…Mr Matty was regretting not bringing the Factor 100!

Fundraising – it’s a breeze!

Here (Sir) Charles tells us why you should get involved in fundraising – it’s fun! This despite the wind…from the flanks of Ingleborough that is!

The final Hikedown

An apt moment to take stock & stroke the Beardies! Clearly Charles didn’t get the memo! (the signal is very weak up there!)

Give it up for…

You can donate to the Peaky Beardies Challenge here at our Three Peaks Challenge justgiving page Plus find out about Fundraising for Oaklea here

Flying high…..until the next time – waddya mean next time?

Living the Oaklea strategic objective…”Do it with a great team”

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