August 2016 – Hiking The National 3 Peak Challenge

The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland.

Here at Lancashire Youth Challenge, we aim to do bigger and better challenges year upon year. So, after completing the Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge in 2015, it made sense to now tackle the National challenge.

Weekly fitness training sessions helped to develop core strength and prepare the body for completing this challenge. The sessions were fun and energetic, our young people were amazed at how quickly they saw a difference in their health and fitness by joining in!

Our monthly youth group sessions gave everyone the time and opportunity help them understand the importance of being healthy and staying safe during these challenges.

We will have a team building residential before we set off on our journey so this is a great opportunity to keep on developing those social skills, team building skills and personal development.

Once we were ready to begin the challenge, we were guided by professional mountain guide leaders to ensure that we were all in safe hands to complete the huge task.

The LYC team were so proud to summit all THREE mountains, it was a life changing experience for many of our young people.