1,200 miles in a minibus and up and down 3,000 metres of mountain: it is
amazing what you can fit in in a day.
5am on Friday, September 25th, the day of the Michaelmas Leave
Weekend, eight boys from the 6.2 in D Social set off with their Tutor, Sub
Tutor and LPN and GJAH to attempt the National Three Peaks in under 24 hours.
It is a long journey that far north (though worth it for the fish and chips at
The Real Food Café in Dumbarton), and we arrived for a 4.02pm start at the foot
of Ben Nevis.
torches were donned for the ascent of Scafell Pike between 3.30 and 6.45am, and
we found ourselves watching the clock as we arrived in Snowdonia. The sun shone
as we clambered up Snowdon from 12pm on Saturday, arriving back at the foot of
the mountain all together at 3.40pm, thus completing the challenge.
was a great team effort and achievement from the boys and staff involved and a
very good way to kick off the Michaelmas Weekend: especially as, as a result, Ben Harbinson
raised £7,500 for Jesuit Refugee Service.
HC, Tutor, D Social