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Prostate Cancer UK - Yorkshire 3 Peaks Fundraising Challenge

About Prostate Cancer UK

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Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. We have three priorities:

1. Supporting men and providing information

2. Finding answers by funding research

3. Leading change to raise awareness and improve care

Supporting men and providing information

Our Specialist Nurses have time to talk and answer questions about prostate cancer and prostate problems. We provide free printed and downloadable information. Our online community and one-to-one support service connects men and their families with others who know what they're going through.

Finding answers through research

We fund research into tests, treatments and the causes of prostate cancer. Over the years, research in this area has been badly underfunded. We are changing this.

Leading change to raise awareness and improve care

With help from our volunteers, we work with the general public, the government and the NHS to raise awareness and get a better deal for men with prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. We support men and provide vital information. We find answers by funding research into causes and treatments. And we lead change, raising the profile of the disease and improving care. We believe that men deserve better.

Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company 2653887

For more information about Prostate Cancer UK please click here

trip level: ChallengingDifficulty: Challenging

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Yorkshire 3 Peaks

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge is an attempt to climb the three highest peaks in Yorkshire in one day. These peaks are

  • Pen-Y-Ghent
  • Whernside
  • Ingleborough

To complete this route is to undertake one of the great outdoor challenges of the UK. It will be a tough day, but worth it for that feeling of satisfaction upon completion.

The scenery is dramatic and ever changing, wildlife abounds as do carpets of flowers encouraged by the nutrient rich soils of the Limestone pavement.

We start and finish in the sleepy village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale, from here we can observe much of the route that lies waiting for discovery. Upon our return to Horton, there will be transfers to your nearby accommodation where an evening meal can be enjoyed. All transfers during the trip are provided and all are short. The course is guided by experienced mountain leaders.

Quick Facts

  • Date:  Sunday 4th May 2014
  • Guiding by experienced mountain leaders
  • Total Distance - 37km/23 miles
  • Ascent: 1381m/4531ft.
  • Target time: 12 hours.
  • Amazing scenery through the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Start & finish in Horton-in-Ribblesdale village.

Typical Itinerary

The trip starts on a Friday and finishes on the Sunday. At the start of your trip you will meet your guide who is a qualified mountain leader.

Day Activity
Friday Arrive early evening at your accommodation in the Horton-in- Ribblesdale area. Evening briefing session and equipment check.
Saturday We aim to set out walking at 8am. Following our chosen route we ascend Pen y Ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough before making our final descent back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Evening meal & celebratory drinks will be in order!
Sunday Depart after breakfast.

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members' fitness, weather conditions or for any other reason the guide may deem necessary. Every effort is made to fit the course around your needs and abilities.

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Course Requirements

To do this trip you need to have a certain level of fitness. No previous mountaineering experience is required for this trip, however, the fitter you are the more you will enjoy your day.

This is a long walk, covering approximately 23 miles whilst ascending the 3 highest peaks in Yorkshire, therefore prior training walks and visits to the gym will undoubtedly add to your overall enjoyment of the trip as well as your ability to complete it.

We recommend that you follow a fitness plan in preparation for your challenge, an example of one will be sent to you when you have confirmed your booking.

Although the fitness plan we will send to you has been devised by a fitness professional, this is only provided as a guide and you should seek professional advice before starting your own fitness regime.

Available Dates

You can take part in The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge for Prostate Cancer UK on any weekend (Friday to Sunday) between the months of May and October inclusive.


  • Professional event organisation.
  • Qualified mountain leaders.
  • Briefing, route planning and equipment check to ensure you have everything you need to fully enjoy the following day.
  • 2 nights twin room accommodation with breakfast. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders.

Funding Options

To do this challenge there is a non refundable registration fee of £75pp payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of the booking.

You can then choose between two different options available.

Self Funding

With the self funder option you personally cover the full cost of the remainder of the balance which is £249 per person, which needs to be paid to Maximum Adventure 10 weeks before the departure date. This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for Prostate Cancer UK!

Minimum Sponsorship Pledge

After paying your registration fee of £75 to Maximum Adventure, you then pledge to raise £400 per person in sponsorship for Prostate Cancer UK.  50% of your sponsorship target is sent to Prostate Cancer UK 10 weeks prior to the challenge. All subsequent money raised is to be sent directly to Prostate Cancer UK.

How to Book

To book onto this trip -  please click the 'Book now' button and select the dates of your choice.

Please remember to enter 'Prostate Cancer UK' in the reference box on the booking form so that we know you are raising money for the charity.

Once we have received your booking we will contact you with specific information about your challenge, along with an appropriate kit list and fitness plan to help you prepare for your upcoming challenge and make the most of it!

Please note there is a 3% charge on credit card


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