Stephen Heath

Family man first and foremost. Ex PGA golf pro, outdoor enthusiast and Man Utd fan!

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Arrive early and plan your meals

plan your meals for the national 3 peaks challenge

When planning your three peaks challenge (or taking on any mountain walk for that matter) ensure that you plan when you will eat your meals. It is important to leave approximately 1hr 30mins after eating until you start any exercise, so this will need to be built into your schedule. For the challenge, you will …

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Take your breaks

Take your breaks - National 3 Peaks Challenge

I have read books from experienced mountain walkers who, for the three peaks challenge, suggest that you don’t stop on the mountain during your climb. Instead, they suggest you continue at a steady pace and eat and drink as necessary on the move. Whilst I understand this approach I don’t entirely agree with it. I …

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Top 10 do’s and don’ts for the Three Peaks Challenge

top 10 do's and don'ts for the three peaks

Based on personal experience, here’s some basic do’s and don’ts for the national 3 peaks challenge: DO take drinks from a drinks bladder and pack your rucksack carefully so things are where you need them and easily accessible DO use laminated maps and make sure everyone can navigate (and consider booking a Mountain Guide) DO …

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Taking up the Challenge book – a must have for 3 Peakers

The National 3 Peaks: Taking up the challenge

This book helped us immensley on our national 3 peaks challenge – it contains detailed information on training, equipment and what to expect on the mountains. It contains the story of a group of walkers who attempted the 3 peaks challenge and details their emotions and experiences during training and the actual challenge. It also …

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