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National 3 Peaks Success 3rd-4th July 2010

4 Jul 2010 - Emma

Distant Horizons organised and ran a 100% successful National 3 Peaks for a private group of 8 people for the London area during the first weekend of July. Working on a 1:4 ratio and providing all transportation, equipment, food and drinks and a high level of support, motivation and encouragement our team managed to assist the group to complete the entire ascent and descent of Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis is a brilliant time of 22hours and 57minutes. The team were ecstatic about their performance especially as the weather on the last peak (Ben Nevis) was damp and breezy but this did not stop them in their quest to complete the challenge.

It was noted that a few other teams were attempting the same challenge in the same direction as us and they had a 100% failure! Teams were turned back on Ben Nevis and not allowed to continue further whilst our group descended like baby gazelles and those team members were somewhat disgruntled at this decision being made by their mountain leader who it would appear made claims that the winds were around 70mph using his little gizmo anemometer!!! Clearly he needed it recalibrated as if the winds were indeed 70mph then our successful summit attempt would not have been feasible!  Experience, judgement and an ability to manage a group safely in a range of conditions was the key to our success on the day. Our clients had the experience of a lifetime whilst being looked after with a high level of competance of Distant Horizons quality instructional staff and guides.

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