Skip to page content
Sale - new lines added
Home » News » Footballers in three peaks triumph

Delivery Country and Currency Selector

Please select your delivery country from the drop down below.

Please select your currency from the drop down below.

Update site with selected country and currency

We now ship to United Kingdom from £0.00

If you are not visiting from United Kingdom please select
your country from the drop down below.

Continue To GO Outdoors


Footballers in three peaks triumph

Posted 11 June 2012
Back to News

Footballers in three peaks triumph
Bookmark and Share
While England's finest footballers are engaged in the Euro 2012 tournament, an amateur team from Shropshire has been swapping football boots for hiking boots.

Members of Shifnal United have managed to complete the National Three Peaks Challenge, raising £2,400 for the British Heart Foundation as they completed the ascents of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon inside 24 hours, the Shropshire Star reports.

And while it may be over 30 degrees C in Ukraine, the eight climbers were greeted by snow when they reached the top of Britain's highest peak.

Team member Simon Jones said: "Ben Nevis was covered in snow, but it was the warmest. Scafell Pike and Snowdon were freezing and windy.

"We were blessed by the weather, though. It didn't rain once."
Such weather conditions may act as a reminder to walkers to ensure they have waterproofs and good walking jackets when heading up Britain's highest peaks, even in summer.

Many Scottish peaks hold snow in patches through the summer, with the recent warm weather not preventing the persistence of snow patches in sheltered spots below summits.