3 PEAKS, 2 BIKE JOURNEYS, 1 EPIC CHALLENGE!
Sun 28 July - Sat 3 Aug 2019
On Saturday 3rd August 2019, Founder and MND Warrior Alex Gibson completed the epic 321 Challenge, accompanied by up to 50 of his close friends and family.
The National Three Peaks Challenge is an event in which participants attempt to climb the highest mountains of England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours.
Ben Nevis / Beinn Nibheis (1,345 m or 4,413 ft), the highest mountain in Scotland
Scafell Pike (978 m or 3,209 ft), the highest mountain in England
Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa (1,085 m or 3,560 ft), the highest mountain in Wales
The total distance walked is estimated at 42 kilometres (26 miles), with a total ascent of 9,800 feet (3,000 m).
Alex set a goal to not only climb the three peaks but also cycle the distance between them, an estimated 800 kilometres (500 miles). A core team of 15 participants completed the challenge over the course of 7 days with supporters .
This is a challenge of epic proportions for any athlete, let alone someone suffering from the debilitating effects of Motor Neurone Disease. Read on for more information from Alex and the team of 321 Challengers.
It’s a real honour to be smashing out this epic challenge with such a close group of friends!
From a personal point of view this challenge will be very tough with MND. It will be my equivalent of scaling Mount Everest and one in which I am unbelievably excited about and so looking forward to. It will be a fantastic adventure and a battle to complete but one in which I am so keen to smash out and prove that life can throw some bad stuff your way but it’s how you react and adapt that is key. Robustness and adaptability are two of my best friends. I know that the dogged determination and the grit I have always shown will put me in a great position to make this challenge possible.
Alex Gibson - Founder
This amazing group of people will be joining Alex on this epic challenge! Please support us by helping them reach their fundraising goals using the links provided.