Brief Overview

The Force Club Scrambling and Walking Section completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in a fantastic time of 10 hours 20 mins

The team – lead by Dave Ricketts – included Tony Bush, Pete Frake, Jon Lord and Gary Snailing

Having already completed the National challenge in 24 hours they will be attempting a hat trick with the Welsh 3 Peaks next year

Put simply, scrambling is climbing mountains using your hands and feet.

Scrambling routes are not severe enough to make use of ropes, harnesses and hard hats so in summary it’s somewhere between walking and rock climbing.

No specialist skills are required, but you must have a basic level of fitness in order to climb some of the highest peaks in the country.


The Scrambling club had two trips away last year. In June, a team of 8 completed the three peaks challenge in 22.5 hours and in September we had a trip to the Lake District and did some gorge walking before climbing Hell Velin and Stridding Edge the following day.

Another team of 8 will attempt the three peaks challenge on the weekend of the 13th to the 15th of June this year.