Three Peaks Challenge Training Events
Well done to everyone that survived the training weekend over 26th & 27th March 2011. We have no more training events planned for 2011, but are able to organise bespoke training days or weekends for groups of 8 or more walkers. Please contact us with your requirements and details.
Three Peaks Challenge Training Days
Wasdale & Scafell Pike (26-27 March 2011)
Are you planning a Three Peaks Challenge for 2011? Are you taking part in a charity challenge? Have you been tasked to organise a 3 Peaks event?
This is a Facebook Event..! Our 2010 Training Days have been and gone, but we have organised our 2011 events at Wasdale for 26th and 27th March 2011. You can secure your place on either (or both) of the training days by entering online now: Three Peaks Challenge Training 2011 Online Entries
Each year, Merseyventure organise a selection of Training Events for people taking part in the Three Peaks, either with ourselves, with a charity, or self-organised. These events are hugely popular, and are nearly always fully subscribed. For Team Leaders taking part in our challenge events, attendence on these courses is free.
The only cost is any additional transport, and any accommodation. Other Team members can attend at half price.
However, the vast bulk of participants are people taking part in their own challenges, or charity organised challenges. This is a great opportunity to see exactly what you will be undertaking on your Three Peaks, what mountain fitness is required, what kit is required, how you will cope with self-navigation, how long it may take you, and what local facilities are available.
All of our instructors taking part in our training events will have undertaken many Three Peaks Challenges, and can offer priceless advice regarding any aspect of the challenge - from planning to delivery, from fitness to safety, and from navigation to first aid and mountain rescue.
Click the link for a Three Peaks Challenge training programme and 6 month fitness schedule to help get you fit and prepared for your challenge.
SATURDAY 26th March 2011: Navigation & Planning
10am - 4pm: Meet at the Screes Inn, Nether Wasdale, Cumbria, CA20 1ET. Morning indoor session will look at basic map reading, navigation, planning, and safety. Then we will have a go at a short orienteering course around the valley. Back for a 1/2 hour lunch - then plan and navigate to an objective as given. Your guide will assist you with both the planning and route finding. Return by 4pm.
Cost: £60 per person. This includes free entry to either or both of the Scafell Pike climbs below...
SATURDAY 26th March 2011: Night Ascent of Scafell Pike
5pm - 10pm: Meet at 'The Green' at Wasdale Head. Walkers will be grouped with our mountain guides for a quick safety brief and kit check, then start climbing Scafell Pike, noting all of the key navigational features, as it goes dark. Reach the summit in complete darkness, then retrace your steps carefully noting the locations where many teams make navigational errors. Back in time for last orders at the Wasdale Head Inn :-)
Cost: £30 per person.
SUNDAY 27th March 2011: Daytime Ascent of Scafell Pike
10am - 4pm: As above night ascent - but in daylight...!
Cost: £30 per person.
BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE
All of our courses are designed to be friendly and informal, with our aim being that you have a great time, meet some friendly like minded people, get some great professional advice and instruction, and go away with a clear understanding of what your challenge entails.
Where possible, on Day One you will be able to meet representitives from local landowners, National Trust, National Parks Authority, mountain rescue, etc.