This blog was written by Aadam, who took on the National Three Peaks Challenge last month alongside Luth, AJ, and Klaudia, to help fundraise for his Kilimanjaro climb next summer. If you would like to follow in Aadam's footsteps and take on one of our UK based challenges, you can find all the info you need here.
"I wanted to share the incredible journey we embarked on while attempting the UK 3 Peaks in 24 Hours Challenge. Your support for our cause, Dig Deep in Bomet County, Kenya, means the world to us, and I'd like to express my deepest gratitude for your generosity.
Our adventure began at 4:48 AM as we left home, filled with determination and a sense of purpose. Our first destination was Yr Wyddfa in Wales, where we arrived at 7:30 AM, ready to conquer the mighty Pyg track.
However, challenges were quick to appear. Luth suffered a massive leg cramp just a few hundred meters from the summit. It was then that the kindness of a stranger, who offered an energy gel pack, became a lifeline. With this stranger's support, we reached the summit together at 10:30 AM.
Our journey continued with a race against time. We aimed to take the miners track down but inadvertently missed the turn, leading us to navigate a steep, boggy slope. Surprisingly, we managed to make up some lost time and raced back to the car, departing at noon for our 5-hour drive to Scafell Pike.
Traffic near Manchester set us back, and we found ourselves racing against the clock. The driving was also starting to take it's toll as we neared the Lake District! Upon arriving at Scafell at 6 PM, we began our ascent, though not without some setbacks. Luth had to bow out due to an injury, but we pressed on, enduring the challenge of multiple false summits. Finally, at 8 PM, we reached the peak, taking a moment to savour the sunset before the treacherous descent.
Night fell quickly, and we relied solely on our head torches to guide us back. By 10 PM, we had made it back to the car, physically and mentally exhausted.
As we prepared to continue to Ben Nevis, fatigue and safety became paramount concerns. Without a designated driver, the decision to end the challenge was incredibly tough but necessary. We are already planning our next attempt in April 2024, this time with a driver, and a renewed determination to succeed.
Your contribution to Dig Deep in Bomet County, Kenya, will make a significant impact on the lives of those in need. We are grateful for your support and encouragement as we continue our mission. Thank you for being a part of this journey with us."