Taking on the 3 peaks challenge in memory of my brother and to raise money for the British Heart Foundation

Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed / Original link on Feb. 3, 2022

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What is the National 3 peaks challenge?

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

The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3064 metres (10,052ft), and the total driving distance is 462 miles.

Why am I taking on this challenge?

I’m taking on this challenge because my brother passed away from heart disease, and more people should be aware of how bad it can be. We weren’t aware of his issues until it was too late, and the information unfolded after his passing. If people were educated around the disease, and had frequent check-ups, then they have a fighting chance.

My reason for doing this isn’t just to raise funds to an already incredible charity, but to also raise awareness to those unaware of it’s awful impact. If more people are made aware, then more people can be saved.

I feel like the 3 peaks challenge is a perfect way to fundraise and raise awareness at the same time. If you are concerned about heart disease, then please see a doctor and get your blood tested. You can also take a look at the British Heart Foundation‘s website to find out more information.

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I have never done the 3 peaks challenge before, and I am looking forward to taking part and sharing my brother’s story to everyone who listens. Thank you for reading this blog post, and I hope you consider donating to the cause.

Snowdon part of the 3 peaks challenge
Me, my brother and my nephew celebrating New Years
A recent walk to train for the 3 peaks challenge
Some fields from my most recent walk
A shot of the opening of a wall from my most recent walk

My wife is help me to train for this event, and we are havcing some lovely but tiring walks together. They started off at around an hour, but have grown to be over three hours. The walks will only get longer and longer until the time comes when I’m hiking up those mountains. Honestly, I don’t think what I do can even prepare my body for what’s to come.

However, I have to try my best and keep pushing through. There will be plenty of photos and videos for a post event blog post. If you can, please donate to my fundraiser, and if you can’t, please consider sharing it wherever you can. It would absolutely mean the world to me, and it will encourage me to keep going and pushing through the pain and mental barriers.

You can also follow my Instagram to see updates on my training and updates during the 3 peaks chellenge. Any comments of encouragement is always welcome, and I hope you enjoy the updates from my training and the event as it happens.


If you have any questions, or want to discuss anything, then please feel free to comment below. Hopefully, everything will go as planned during the 3 peaks challenge, but you can never tell with these kind of events.

If you have gotten this far, then I would be forever grateful if you could donate or share the fundraising page. I hope you have a great day, week, weekend, wherever you are right now. I’m looking forward to the event and doing my brother proud. Rest in peace Sam, you brought so much joy to those around you, and you touched so many lives. I only wish I can do the same.

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