Three Peaks Challenge Database

Diamond Dads & Lads

About the group

To ensure that all young people have access and benefit from the scheme, I have decided to accept the DofE Diamond Challenge and set myself and three seasoned DofE companions an adventure challenge that is new to us all. We will climb the Yorkshire Three Peaks: Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, in under 12 hours on 25 June 2016. We have never climbed these hills before. For two of us our knees may never be the same again. I gained the bronze award too many years ago to remember, my son Aidan has silver and is well on the way to completing gold. Andrew Heptinstall is a qualified assessor for DofE expeditions and his son Daniel has also gained his silver award

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Fundraising for Duke of Edinburgh

Over the last 60 years millions of young people across the globe, from all backgrounds and circumstances, have given it their all through their DofE Award. The DofE leaves a footprint on their lives, as their Award opens doors to new jobs, cements life-long friendships, broadens interests and stretches horizons.

Celebrating our Diamond Anniversary the DofE is calling for everyone to give it their all in 2016, for themselves, their families, their communities and others, and for the DofE, so that the Charity can power generations to come and offer more young people the gift of opportunity.

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Challenge registration number: 189984

This challenge took place on Saturday, 25 June, 2016.

Time completed: 10 hours 40 minutes.

Diamond Dads & Lads | Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

About the ‚Äč Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

The Yorkshire Peaks Challenge involves climbing Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside, often within 12 hours.


  • Graham Blakey
  • Aidan Blakey
  • Andrew Heptinstall
  • Daniel Heptinstall