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With 2 weeks to go it was time to give ourselves a proper test so we set off to climb Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales. Officially it is the highest peak in Yorkshire standing at 2415 ft high but it is a baby in relation to our first mountain in the 3 peaks challenge – Ben Nevis at 4409 ft.

We parked up at Ribblehead and luckily the weather was perfect as we set off towards the viaduct.

Kelly was testing out her new walking boots which she seemed quite happy with!

It seemed like we were the only ones walking there for much of the time. The ascent starts off gentle on a paved path but gradually gets steeper and the ground underfoot becomes more unstable. We still made good progress and soon we were towering over the surrounding countryside.

As we neared the summit the temperature plummeted and the wind picked up. It soon became apparent we needed to do some thermal clothes shopping before we head off on the challenge. It took us just over 1 1/2 hours to reach the peak and the views were stunning as we looked down on Yorkshire.

The strong wind made sure we had a quick decent and although our legs were aching a bit after, we were quite happy with how things went.

ROLL ON THE 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE ON 2ND & 3RD JUNE! Just in case you are wondering why we are doing the 3 peaks, check out one of our previous blogs here and if you would like to make a small donation for a fantastic cause please check out our fundraising page.

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