NHSG - The Three Peaks Challenge gets underway at NHSG

The Three Peaks Challenge gets underway at NHSG

November 14, 2022

Year 12 pupils at NHSG have decided to make their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award a little more adventurous this year, and so have set a challenge to raise money for Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF), our school charity this year.

The NHSG Gold expeditions are always based in the mountainous areas of the Lake District and the High Pennines with girls historically summiting Helvellyn and Skiddaw for the qualifying expedition.

Taking it that next step further this year, the Gold practice and qualifying expeditions will form part of the ‘Three Peaks challenge’ i.e. climbing Scafell Pike, Snowdon, and Ben Nevis (the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland) over the whole year.

The first of the three peaks is already in the bag after the team successfully climbed Scafell Pike (978m, a 7 mile walk), on Saturday 12th November.

The girls intend to travel to Wales and incorporate the Snowdon peak for the Gold Practice in April 2023 and to Scotland and summit Ben Nevis as part of Gold Qualifying in June 2023.

We are any grateful for any donations supporting these girls on their expeditions and supporting this wonderful charity. If you would like to, please donate here: https://bit.ly/3NXEidv