Posts Tagged ‘Three Peaks’

Peak Performance 2014

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Ian MacDonald and an intrepid team of BAPAM supporters are climbing three Peaks in the Brecon Becons, South Wales. There are now a few Welsh 3 Peak Events but this is the original challenge, a circular walk of about 20 miles and 5000′ of ascent, which crosses over three prominent peaks around Abergavenny in Monmouthshire: Blorenge, Sugar Loaf and Skirrid.

Sponsoring the team will help BAPAM continue supporting UK performing arts:

Performing arts professionals work in a competitive, highly skilled and often poorly paid industry. Behind the scenes, the physical and psychological pressures can be immense, and many people experience health problems or injuries affecting their ability to work. Access to expert health advice and support can be crucial for long term wellbeing throughout such a demanding career. BAPAM is a unique healthcare charity supporting individual performers and providing broader education and training.

Ian MacDonald Three Peaks Challenge for BAPAM

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Congratulations and THANKS to Ian MacDonald (BAPAM Voice Advisor) and Ben Lowe who have raised over £1200 for BAPAM on the Three Peaks Challenge, a hike of 35km (43km if you take the…scenic route).  Donations can still be made here:

Three Peaks Challenge – Yorkshire

Completed Sunday 15th April 2012 – within the 12 hour window.

An arduous day on the old ankles and knees as the terrain is varied, rugged and occasionally quite steep. There is also about 5km of “swamp” to wade through between the first and second peak.

The Peaks in order of completion for us were:

Pen-y-Ghent at 694m/2277ft; Whernside 736m/2415ft and Ingleborough 723m/7064ft – in total 2153m. The total altitude of 2153m seems a drop in the ocean compared to the 35km that have to be covered at a fair pace. Ben and I were lucky in that the weather was wonderful. Warm and sunny from 06:00 – a wee bit chilly at 06:00, but very sunny all day.

Right up until  we were about to set foot on the final peak of Ingleborough when we were suddenly bombarded by a terrific storm of hail stones! Ouch.

This must have dazed us, as we lost our way coming down and went nearly 8km of course. So instead of completing in about 9hrs we eventually finished at 11hrs and 33 minutes. Yeh!

We have raised over £1200 so far – so a huge thank you to those who had faith that we would be able to complete – it would be fantastic now that we have hobbled back to London to be able to reach our target so if you share the passion we have for BAPAM please help us reach the target: