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samueljmarriott

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National 3 Peaks Challenge, 3 Times
« on: 10:33:31, 19/05/20 »
Hi


First post on here


I've noticed on the 3 peaks website it has a record set by the British Army in 2011 doing the National 3 peaks challenge, 3 times. I've tried to google some more information about it, but got zero. I wanted to see if anyone on here knew anything, in regards to routes they took, times, or anything


I've tried to contact the company, but no luck so far, and contacting the army, but unless I have some basic info like participants, they don't know where to start looking


Thanks

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Re: National 3 Peaks Challenge, 3 Times
« Reply #1 on: 12:23:07, 19/05/20 »
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as the Army in the same sense that there is Royal Air Force or Royal Navy.  The Army is a loose association of Regiments and Corps so yes, you would need which one to approach, assuming they even still exist, following reorganisations and defence cuts.
You could try https://www.[censored].co.uk/community/
The censored bit is a r r s e without the spaces  - is is the site of the Army Rumour Service Network
Welcome to the forum from Devon by the way.
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Re: National 3 Peaks Challenge, 3 Times
« Reply #2 on: 13:02:33, 19/05/20 »
Can't help you with your query, but welcome to the forum anyway  :)
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Re: National 3 Peaks Challenge, 3 Times
« Reply #3 on: 08:24:46, 20/05/20 »
Hi and welcome.


Presumably you have contacted the Three Peaks Challenge web site to ask them who it was.
Very clever of whoever owns the site, there is no name or contact details, to set up a limited company and then give the impression that they are the 'official' 3 peaks organisation.

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Re: National 3 Peaks Challenge, 3 Times
« Reply #4 on: 22:05:05, 21/05/20 »
Hi


First post on here


I've noticed on the 3 peaks website it has a record set by the British Army in 2011 doing the National 3 peaks challenge, 3 times. I've tried to google some more information about it, but got zero. I wanted to see if anyone on here knew anything, in regards to routes they took, times, or anything


I've tried to contact the company, but no luck so far, and contacting the army, but unless I have some basic info like participants, they don't know where to start looking


Thanks


Hey there


It's highly likely if they're going for 3x N3P that they'll be taking the easiest routes, which means Wasdale route up Scafell, Pyg track up Snowdon and the Tourist track up Ben Nevis.


Not sure about the record, it's very doable though, particularly since you get nice rests between the peaks.  The challenge is more about staying awake, but if you know you're doing it 3x then 'planned sleeps' become much easier.


If they were doing it with army issue kit weight that's fair enough though!

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Re: National 3 Peaks Challenge, 3 Times
« Reply #5 on: 15:29:43, 22/05/20 »
Helicopter in between - Easy! ;D

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Re: National 3 Peaks Challenge, 3 Times
« Reply #6 on: 15:26:48, 15/06/20 »
Some people count the Peaks in different ways to others too. Our 1st one was completed in 20hrs 2 mins from Glen Nevis to Pen Y Pass. We met a group of four guys who were celebrating having completed theirs just inside of the 24 hours, however they counted theirs from Ben Nevis summit to the summit of Snowdon.

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Re: National 3 Peaks Challenge, 3 Times
« Reply #7 on: 20:45:14, 16/06/20 »
The way we counted it was the moment you leave the car park to climb BN to the time you hit the summit on Snowdon.


Which was quite a physical push if you're driving a 55mph limited minibus between the hills.

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Re: National 3 Peaks Challenge, 3 Times
« Reply #8 on: 21:15:52, 16/06/20 »
. . .quite a physical push if you're driving a 55mph limited minibus between the hills . . .

But less so if you are a rally ace driving a racing spec Ford Capri Vita 6  ;-) 

A couple of years before the national 70mph speed limit came into force, Joss Naylor (driven by Frank Taylor) did the Three Peaks in 11 hours 56 minutes. His time started when he set foot on Ben Nevis and finished when he had completed the descent from Snowdon. 
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Re: National 3 Peaks Challenge, 3 Times
« Reply #9 on: 21:39:08, 16/06/20 »
I was going to say, I cocked that one up, it's 'door to door', so it's set foot on Ben Nevis to getting back to the vehicle on Snowdon.  I don't remember much of that though, I was quite sleep deprived and did my last N3P in a gale.


11 56 is incredible but judging from the amount of speed cameras I passed when I was there, it won't be beaten by someone without deep pockets or willing to lose their license :D