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Charity challenges

ttxela2

Active member
I do try not to get too grumpy about people actually spending time in their (reasonably) local outdoor spaces if they’re enjoying it and aren’t doing any measurable harm 🤷.

I guess we live in a time with a population density such that although regularly getting outdoors into your local countryside is generally agreed to be good for the individual it would also be a disaster for the countryside if every individual did it...
 

hyweldavies

Active member
I don't mind some of them, as they get otherwise non-participants doing something vaguely outdoorsy or adventurous, and these are broadly "a good thing" eg Welsh 3000, whether as a money raiser or just a fun endurance challenge

I do have misgivings / cynicism about people doing a jolly / holiday and claiming " it's for charity" and likewise service providers charging considerable fees out of the money supposedly raised

I have more specific objections to the "three peaks challenge" which seems to involve a lot of very tired people driving the length of the country at likely excessive speeds to meet an artificial deadline
 

paul

Moderator
I have more specific objections to the "three peaks challenge" which seems to involve a lot of very tired people driving the length of the country at likely excessive speeds to meet an artificial deadline
True, and besides often causing bedlam in the early hours of the morning when large groups descend on Wasdale (for Scafell Pike) on their way to or from Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) or Ben Nevis, it is the local mountain rescue teams who have to pick up the pieces when partakers get injured or lost - and ironically the mountain rescue teams are themselves are charities and often get bugger all from the amount raised.
 

ian.p

Active member
Mind you both CRO and UWFRA have there own three peak style events that raise a significant amount of money for the teams so its a bit hard to have too much of a go at the competition....
 

andrewmcleod

Well-known member
Mind you both CRO and UWFRA have there own three peak style events that raise a significant amount of money for the teams so its a bit hard to have too much of a go at the competition....

I think it's the driving on the Three Peaks in 24 hours (Snowdon, Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis) that's the problem, not the walking.
 

Fjell

Well-known member
Or sail (and row!), cycle and run.

This one is more accessible and arguably harder since it takes in the Paps of Jura and Ben More. They let kids do it more readily.



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