3 Nations · 3 Mountains · 24 Hours or Less
Join us from the 7th to 10th July 2017 for the first DWAD Challenge. Our team will attempt to ascend and descend the tallest mountain in each of England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours, including all travel between each peak. The challenge encompasses over 25 miles of walking, more than 10,000 vertical feet of ascent, and 456 miles by road.
Do you want to achieve something monumental in 2017 and raise money for good causes in the process?
At this stage we are planning for our team to consist of ten people in two vehicles, with three walkers plus two drivers/support personnel in each. If you want to be on the team, as a walker or a driver, or just want to find out more, e-mail email@example.com. Walkers must be aged 18 or over and physically fit. Drivers must be aged 25 or over and have a full UK driving licence. See full requirements below.
This will be a sponsored event to raise money for the DWAD Grant Fund. Participants must pay £100 towards the costs of the event and also commit to raising at least £200 in sponsorship. The £100 will cover accommodation, transport and food during the 24 hours of the challenge. It does not include any other meals.
Timings are indicative only and are subject to change. While every effort will be made to complete the challenge within 24 hours, this is dependent on weather and traffic conditions. Safety will be our primary concern. Completing the route outside of the time target is still a significant achievement.
Challenge participants will be expected to be in possession of the following clothing/equipment, acquired at their own expense:
In addition the following will be provided:
All walkers must be physically fit to the extent that they can maintain a steady pace uphill without stopping. If you're fit already, great. If not, you need to commit to getting fit in good time for the challenge. You will need to demonstrate your fitness in advance on one of our practice walks.
We will be organising two practice walks in Kent of significant lengths. These are likely to be on Saturdays in May and early June (dates TBC). These will be opportunities to test out the clothing and equipment you will use on the challenge, to guage your fitness, and to practice navigation skills. They may also involve a civilised pub lunch somewhere in the Kent countryside.