United Kingdom·September 1 - 3 2023

Three Peaks for Gaz (24H) - Sarcoma UK

Take on the iconic National Three Peaks challenge for Sarcoma UK - In Memory of Gaz. Three Peaks, Three Countries, 24 Hours...

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Overview

The National Three Peaks Challenge for Sarcoma UK - In Memory of Gaz Gareth, more commonly known as Gaz, was a one of a kind, once in a lifetime character. He was incredibly witty, infectiously good fun and such a warm, welcoming person. Gaz was a die-hard Liverpool FC fan, loved going to concerts and festivals, worked incredibly hard at everything he did and was the life and soul of any party. Gaz was diagnosed with Ewings sarcoma in his sacrum in 2014. He underwent 9 rounds of VIDE chemotherapy and 30 sessions of radiotherapy before enjoying 2 years cancer free. In 2016, the cancer returned, this time in his lungs. Over the course of the next 6 years Gaz underwent 39 further rounds of chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant and radiotherapy to so many sites he lost count but sadly, the cancer continued to get more aggressive and spread to more metastic sites. Involvement with Sarcoma UK November 2020 was a turning point for Gaz when he found out the cancer had spread to his brain and his diagnosis became terminal. He immediately decided to focus on something positive raising as much money and awareness as possible for Sarcoma UK. Gaz decided to do this by cycling 1000 miles from Land’s End to John O'Groat's across 12 days in June 2021 with his then fiancé Zoe, dad Andy and four of his closest friends. He trained for bike ride whilst on chemotherapy and took a short break from treatment to complete the challenge. Team Gaz Emmerson's bike ride raised £117,000 for Sarcoma UK. Gaz and Zoe were married at the Eden Project less than two weeks later. Gaz remained actively involved with Sarcoma UK, speaking at a number of fundraising events and in the final week of his life made the very moving gesture of asking people to buy him a pint to see him out of this world by making a donation to the charity. Gaz passed away on 5 August 2022 with his fundraising total standing at £140,000. Gaz's legacy Gaz had hoped to complete the Three Peaks Challenge for Sarcoma UK in the summer of 2022 but his health did not allow for it. In September 2023, Team Gaz Emmerson and anyone else who would like to join them will be completing the challenge in his memory. Please join us for what is set to be a truly memorable and moving experience. Sign up today to show your support by taking on this incredible challenge.

Schedule

Sarcoma UK National Three Peaks Challenge - Your guide to the challenge with us

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Fort William

DAY 1 - MEET AND TRAVEL TO FORT WILLIAM

Meet outside Glasgow Airport Rail Station in the early afternoon (Exact time to be confirmed) and board our coach for transfer to Fort William, arriving in the early evening where you can settle down, get some dinner and await our evening brief. 

Aim for an early nights sleep so we can start your challenge bright and early the next day!


Included

Transport

Hotel

Evening Brief

Not Included

Lunch

Dinner

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DAY 2 - START OF CHALLENGE (BEN NEVIS & SCAFELL PIKE)

We start at sunrise with a hearty breakfast, before setting off from Fort William to the base of Ben Nevis - Scotland and the UK's highest mountain at 1,345m. 

Hiking for between 4-5 hours, we complete Ben Nevis (the first of our peaks) and continue onwards towards England, stopping for lunch on route and arriving at the base of Scafell Pike in the early evening. 

We begin our hike up England's highest peak, witnessing a stunning sunset from the top of the mountain before descending back down to conclude around 3.5 - 4 hours of hiking peak 2, and rounding out day 2 of your challenge! 

After completing Scafell Pike, the team shall board the bus and continue onwards through the night to Wales. 

Included

Breakfast

Transport

Guide

Professional Support

Not Included

Lunch

Dinner

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DAY 3 - FINAL PEAK AND END OF CHALLENGE

Driving through the night, with a stop for food, we arrive at our final peak, Mt Snowdon (Now known as Yr Wyddfa - 1,085m) before sunrise, and begin hiking in the dark. 

Witness a stunning sunrise mid-way through our ascent as the sun glimmers over Snowdonia, and we reach the summit. 

We aim to complete Yr Wyddfa within 3-4 hours, returning to the base of the mountain mid morning, which officially concludes your completion of the challenge!

After completion return transport to Birmingham Train Station will be provided.

Included

Transport

Guides

Professional Support

Not Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What's Included

What's Included

Transport from Glasgow Airport Rail Station to Fort William

Transport throughout the duration of the challenge

Transport from the end of the challenge to Birmingham Train Station

Hotel - Night 1

Breakfast - Day 2

Professional Guide

24H Emergency Support

Support Staff

Transport to Glasgow Airport Rail Station and from Birmingham Rail Station

Lunch and Dinner - Day 1

Lunch and Dinner - Day 2

Snacks

Breakfast - Day 3

Sign Up Options

Standard Registration Fee

Standard Registration Fee

Our standard sign up option - £95 Registration Fee and £750 Fundraising Target

FROM$121.22/pp

Trip Tips

Kit List

Kit List

Available on our RESOURCES section of the website

Training Program

Training Program

To be sent to the team directly

You'll Be Staying Here

Night 1 - Hotel

Night 1 - Hotel

Twin room or double rooms available in 3* hotels in Fort William

Three Peaks for Gaz (24H) - Sarcoma UK

United Kingdom· September 1 - 3 2023· 2 nights

FROM$121/pp