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Eleanor Ford is taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to help raise money for the charity One in a Million

Callidus Health and Safety’s Eleanor Ford is taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on July 29th to raise money for One in A Million, a charity which aims to help disadvantaged children in Bradford.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24-miles long, and includes 5,200ft (1,585m) of ascent.It takes place on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, and the aim is to complete the walk in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Yorkshire Three Peaks at a Glance

  • Pen-y-ghent Height: 694 m; 2,227 ft
  • Whernside Height: 736 m; 2415 ft
  • Ingleborough Height: 723 m; 2,372 ft
  • Distance: 40 km; 25 miles

The challenge is defined as completing the circular route in less than 12 hours. Groups may take longer than 12 hours and others may finish sooner, it depends on the size and fitness of your group. The fastest time recorded is 2 hours 29 minutes 53 seconds.

Yorkshire Three Peaks Route

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Map image and statistics taken from Think Adventure

 

Eleanor says: “I am doing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge with friends Amanda Munns & Jo Hamm to help raise money for the charity One in a Million which provides support to disadvantaged children in Bradford. Many under privileged young people are having a better chance, thanks to the fantastic work done and support given by the wonderful team at One in a Million.” One in A Million is a Bradford Charity that works with disadvantaged children & young people through sport, arts & enterprise. Their aim is to break cycles of deprivation which hover over their young lives,letting them know that they are one in a million. Latest child poverty figures show over 19,000 children in Bradford are living below the poverty line. One in a Million is committed to improving the lives of these children and young people many of whom are from some of the most deprived areas in the UK.

For more information about One in A Million please visit: http://oiam.org/

You can support Eleanor in her Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, by visiting her Just Giving page.