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Summit the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in the Ultimate Challenge! CLIMB 3 Peaks Challenge Nishkam Civic Association | Charity No1100307.

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1 Summit the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in the Ultimate Challenge! CLIMB 3 Peaks Challenge Nishkam Civic Association | Charity No1100307

2 The challenge is on to climb the three highest peaks in Britain: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. It is a tough challenge but one that, with training and careful planning, is achievable. Many teams will aim to complete the challenge in 24 hours or less, others will take closer to 30 hours. The challenge starts at the foot of Ben Nevis (1,344m/4,409ft) in the spectacular setting of the Scottish Highlands. It finishes at the foot of Snowdon (1,085m/3,560ft), North Wales. In between teams will visit Scafell Pike (978m/3,206ft) in the Lake District. Participants have to cope with changing clothes, eating, drinking and even sleeping as they travel to their next destination by road. The Challenge

3 Participants will travel together to Glasgow on Friday however the participant is welcome to take alternative transport: The challenge starts at 12pm at the foot of Ben Nevis on Saturday 13 th September. The challenge finishes when completing the 3 rd Mountain; Mount Snowdon within 24 hours! The Itinerary ITINERARY TIMEACTIVITY Friday 12 th September – 9amLeave Birmingham 7pmArrive in Glasgow (all participants will stay in the chosen accommodation (tbc) Saturday 12 th October - 10amTravel to Ben Nevis 12pmFreshen up and begin climb of Ben Nevis 7pmComplete Ben Nevis and begin drive to Scafell Pike Sunday 13 th October - 2amReach Scafell Pike, freshen up and start climb 7amComplete Scafell Pike and begin drive to Snowdon 12pmArrive at Snowdon, freshen up and begin climb 5pmFinish climb and complete challenge! Begin drive back to London to drop off participants 8pmArrive in London (please keep in mind that all times as approx)

4 1 st leg Transport Participants will meet at the Nishkam Centre, Handsworth, Birmingham on Friday 12 th September at 9am and will travel to Fort William in a Minibus Participants can make their own way. Please contact us for details

5 Stats and Maps Ben Nevis (1,344m/4,409ft) Scafell Pike (978m/3,206ft) Snowdon (1,085m/3,560ft)

6 Training Malvern Hills (6 Miles – 10 Miles) – A local walk which will only take an hour to get to. It can get windy and wet as it’s more exposed as we will walk across the top of the Malvern Hills. Sat 31 st May 2014 Sun 1 st June 2014 Scafell Pike (6.5 Miles) – This is a hard walk, very stony with lots of boulders. It will be a long long day and show how the minibus will have to negotiate a lot of windy roads to get there and between the other peaks. Sat 28 th June to give us time to recover (very long day) Sat 5 th July to give us time to recover (very long day) Snowdon (11 Miles) – This is not going to be your standard walk, the plan is to simulate climbing 2 peaks on the same day by walking 11miles, climbing Snowdon twice, from 2 different approaches, total 1435m ascent. Sat 2 nd August to give us time to recover (long day) Sat 9 th August to give us time to recover (long day)

7 Questions Answered How does it work? To take part you are required to pay a non-refundable registration fee of £250 when you sign up for the challenge. You are then asked to raise minimum funds of £1,000. In return we provide full provide all transport, accommodation, food, first aid support, a qualified guide with you during the whole event. How fit do I have to be? The 3 Peaks Challenge is a tough event. It is achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness, who are prepared to put in plenty of training beforehand. The more you train, the more you will enjoy the challenge. It is a great incentive to train and get fit, whilst at the same time knowing you are raising funds for an excellent cause. How do I train? We advise that you steadily build up your fitness level leading up to the event. This can be done by hill walking, inclined walking on a machine and if possible mountain walking. Increasing your general level of fitness will also help by taking part in cardiovasical exercise. Do I need special equipment? It is essential that you come prepared with the correct equipment for the challenge. We insist that you have walking boots or fell running shoes for the challenge. A few list can be found further in the information pack.

8 Questions Answered Safety Information By nature all activities contain an element of risk. Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions. Equipment List Walking Boots (broken in with ankle protection) Spare Comfortable Shoes Day Sack (25 - 35 litres) Walking Poles Lightweight Gloves Fleece Hat Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent) 1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms Head Torch with spare batteries and bulb Walking Socks Long Cotton Trekking Trousers Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved) Sunbloc Pack of Travel Tissues Travel Pillow (Bean type is best! Inflatable not as good!) Washkit Snack Foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc

9 Conditions of the event 1.) A registration fee of £250 per person (non-refundable) is required to participate. 2.) You are required to raise minimum funds of £1,000. (or as close as possible) 3.) If the participants does not take up their place for any reason, they must inform the organisers immediately. They must contact all their sponsors to ask if they wish to make a donation or have their sponsorship money returned. 4. All those who take part in the 3 Peaks Challenge event do so at their own risk. The charity and the organisers are unable to accept liability for any loss or damage, however arising, or for cancellation of the event for any reasons outside their control. 5. Team members must abide by the Rules of the Event issued by the organisers and follow all instructions regarding essential equipment and clothing.

10 What Next? 1.) Pay the deposit to Kiran Jheeta by 1st June 2014 to confirm your place 2.) Set up your fundraising page (£600 to be raised by 25 th July): 3.) Begin Training!

11 Contact If you have any questions we are happy to answer them! please contact: Nishkam Volunteers Davinder Singh – 07958175880 OR Manreshpal Singh - 07852133366 Nishkam Civic Association | Charity No1100307

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