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We are a mixed bunch of well seasoned hillwalkers and not so well seasoned hillwalkers (though they will be soon). It has been Team Leader Simon's dream to do the 3 peaks national challenge for a long time. He finally got himself organised on a long walk last year, sorted it all out and got this band of fellow lunatics together.
We have had training hikes up all 3, Ben Nevis, Scafell pike and Snowdon and completed the Yorkshire 3 peaks in preparation. We will be going for our best time possible on the day. There will be no dilly dallying from this group.
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The work of Mountain rescue is important to us. They provided a lot of support and advice to those who are both novice and experienced. They are also there in emergencies when they are needed. They are not state funded and are run entirely by volunteers. I have never required a Mountain Rescue team and hope I never will but have seen them working in the mountains many times. These are people who give up their time to save the lives of those trying to enjoy the mountains.
Voluntary mountain rescue teams in England and Wales are independent charities whose membership consists of highly trained volunteers who are called out by the police (who are responsible for land based search and rescue but generally lack the resources to undertake the function). Individual teams are normally known as an MRT (Mountain Rescue Team) but some use the term SRT (Search & Rescue Team) or MS&RT (Mountain Search & Rescue Team).
Individual teams are members both of the MR (E&W) and their regional association (which is also represented at MR (E&W)). Neither MR (E&W) or the regional associations have authority over the individual teams but provide an opportunity to discuss and agree standards, training and equipment. MR (E&W) does provide some equipment funding for MRTs both from its own funds and a small government grant, but teams have to finance their own running costs through charity fund raising or sponsorship. MRTs in England and Wales receive no direct government funding.
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This challenge took place on 22nd June 2013
Time completed: 24 hours 51 minutes.
The National Three Peaks Challenge takes in the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales, often in 24 hours.