Osbornes conquer the Yorkshire Three Peaks! 17 Jun 2010
After weeks of trepidation and almost as much preparation, 19 Osbornes’ lawyers headed up to Yorkshire in June to face the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in support of FSID and in memory of Lula Mae Osborne.
The first peak we faced was Whernside which, whilst the highest, was at least the most gentle. Once this was successfully negotiated the challenge of the toughest mountain, Ingleborough was met. In the blaze of the midday sun we manfully reached the top after a tough climb and scramble, spurred on by the promise that we were allowed to eat lunch when we got to the top. There were amazing views of the Yorkshire Dales to be enjoyed, including all three peaks and the stunning Ribblehead Viaduct. It also brought home how far away the next peak was. After a tricky descent began the long march to the last peak. Although relatively flat, by now everyone was feeling the effects of the hike. The final peak, Pen-y-Ghent, although apparently less steep was tough for being the last one. Somehow we made it to the top where we celebrated having completed the challenge, only to discover that it was a seven mile walk home. Blisters, sunburn, sore knees and aching feet were among the complaints. Fortunately, morale remained high among the group and we managed to pull through aided thoughts of the hot meal and pint to be enjoyed at the end and despite some random poetry renditions and singing.
Well done to everyone who took part and thanks to everyone who donated so generously – we have raised over £5500 for FSID so far. Thanks are also due to Paven Basuita and Will Ford for their sterling efforts in organising the challenge. Watch this space for next years challenge.
If you would like to make a donation the link ishttp://www.justgiving.com/OsbornesChallenge