It was a good idea at the time. Mike Chadderton is attempting the Three Peaks Challenge in June 2013. Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowden – top to bottom in less than 24 hours. Lots of training walks up and down mountains at double quick pace; very different to when he is leading walking holidays where the pace is much more gentle

Mike’s Next Walking Challenge

The Lac where Mike considers his next walking challenge

Last year I set myself a walking challenge. I raised nearly two thousand pounds for Alzheimer’s by completing the Three Peaks Challenge in less than twenty four hours. As my Dad suffered from this disease I am keen to continue my fundraising with another challenge. Having just returned from our Dolomites walking breaks I am

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A Lovely Short Break in the Lake District

River Wye Walk, close to home and White Nancy

Just had a lovely short break in the Lake District and it hardly rained. We managed to get out and enjoy the fells, although we never got up to high as the cloud level were pretty low. Mike wanted to check out a few new walks for our short walking break in Little Langdale. He

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The Three Peaks Challenge is Done

Mike and Paula taking on a Peaks Challenge

After six months of careful planning and hard training the Three Peaks Challenge is finally done. Mike and Glenn completed the whole thing in twenty three hours and eight minutes, an amazing achievement. It started early Wednesday morning after picking up Glenn and his wife Pat and between us we shared the long drive to

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Mike’s Training Walks in the Lake District

Crummock Water in the Lake District is a great walk from Buttermere

My training walks for the Three Peaks Challenge are going OK. In two weeks it will all be over, then it will be time to get the legs feeling better for our French Alps hiking break. I have already raised over 600 pounds and there is still more to come due to a very kind U3A

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