Yorkshire Three Peaks

Members of the Rotherham District Explorers fought off the elements to successfully complete the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

Faced with very poor visibility and poor walking conditions, the intrepid group of twelve Explorer Scouts set off to complete the gruelling 23.5 mile course, aiming to complete the course in less than twelve hours. During the course, the scouts scaled the largest three peaks in Yorkshire: Pen-y-ghent 694m (2277ft), Whernside 736m (2415ft) and Ingleborough 723m (2372ft).

The difficult weather conditions meant that just five members of the original group successfully completed the course, with one member crossing the line in a very impressive 8h 30mins.

The trip was made possible after the Explorer unit secured funding from the Royal Order of Buffaloes, who provided the explorers with the vital funds needed to hire a minibus, allowing them to participate in the challenge.

Explorer Scouts are open to young adults aged between 14-18 and run a range of activities throughout Rotherham. The units are also interested in hearing from adults available to assist in helping with the Explorer’s packed programme of activities. To find out more about scouting in your local area, or find your nearest group visit: www.scouts.org.uk/join or call 0845 300 1818 to join the adventure