The Beechen Cliff Three Peaks Challenge is one of the many endurance challenges offered to pupils. It involves the ascent of the three highest mountains in Scotland, Wales and England, without undue stopping for rest or sustenance.
It takes place over a three and a half day period that includes one days travel to the first mountain and half a day from the last mountain to home. In all there are over 1200 miles of driving, over 3000 meters of ascent, and the distance walked will exceed an Olympic marathon.
Whilst it is a challenge that will test the ‘metal’ of all participants, it is a group activity and a degree of team work is vital if the challenge is to be completed in the true spirit of the awesome adventure it is.
Beechen Cliff School is still one of the few schools in the United Kingdom to undertake such a challenge and it is only possible now as we have critical mass of expertise and experience gained over many years that has enabled us to attempt such an adventure.