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They climbed the wrong mountain and two got lost! 9:03pm Tuesday 3rd May 2011  By Katie Bond »

A CRUCIAL wrong turning, a mountain rescue emergency call and three injuries were just some of the disasters which struck Team Wayne as they attempted the Three Peaks Challenge.

But despite their errors, the group of friends – who were attempting to climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours – have raised nearly £10,000 for Leukaemia And Lymphoma Research in memory of Wayne Wilson.


Three Peaks Challenge Training
Brown Tongue - Training Weekend
Are You Training For A Three Peaks Challenge?

Last weekend (26th & 27th March 2011) saw 30 budding Three Peaks Challengers attending the Merseyventure Three Peaks Challenge Training Weekend at Nether Wasdale, Wasdale Head, and Scafell Pike.

The first session was held in and around Nether Wasdale, and included Safety, Planning, and Basic Navigation, with a safety talk from members of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team. The day also included 4 hours of navigation, route finding and map reading skills in the valley.

Saturday evening saw 20 walkers taking part in an epic mountain adventure, climbing Scafell Pike as daylight fell, then descending via various routes in thick mist and darkness.

The following day saw a group complete the climb in daylight, with good, clear conditions.

If you are attempting the challenge in 2011, Merseyventure can provide a bespoke training day or weekend for you - please contact for details.