3 Peaks Test Run With My 7 Year Old Daughter

As you know on the 23rd July Andy & I are doing the 3 Peaks Yorkshire challenge.

But as a test run we did this weekend (13th June 2009) Whernside which is the highest of the 3 peaks at 2415 feet above sea level with a total climb up of 1760 feet.

My 7 year old daughter Eloise did this with my Wife Carolynne & Crystal my 11 year old daughter who has Asthma.

It was a very tearful moment to see my 7 year old daughter manage this very tough event, when many adults around her were giving in. She also completed Whernside in the time allowed to do all 3 peaks within the 12 hours!!!

Not only did she do this, we then went from Whernside to Ingleborough and walked by road all the way back to the car that was parked at the Viaduct!! adding an additional 3 miles to the journey.

Here are the pictures of us going up, at the top and part way up.

Eloise Before we set off up Whernside.

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Part way up Whernside looking down at a Lake.

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Looking over at Ingleborough from Whernside.

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This is me at the top of Whernside, this is an amazing experience and a view to die for.

It was an amazing adrenaline rush for me and i found it to be an amazing feeling, apart from being eaten to death almost by some very hungry little flies, yep the little blighters got me big time.

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My Family at the top of Whernside, from left to right, Crystal 11 years old, Carolynne (Mum, my wife) and Eloise 7 years old.

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