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 www.merseyventure.org for details.