Ramsbottom, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 23, 2012 -- Whites outdoor clothing and technical apparel specialists are excited to announce their latest outdoor endeavour which is sixteen young mothers have committed to undertake the Three Peak challenge despite having almost no experience of walking or hiking. Whites will be providing their outdoor clothing and equipment and also offering expert training for this exciting expedition.
The three peaks are situated in the North of England and consist of the three highest hills in the Yorkshire Dales. It has become reknown as one of the most physically demanding walks in England with its many and varying ascents and descents. Although it is only 25 miles long, the route involves over 5,000 feet of climbing. The three summits that give this walk its name are Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The famous route is a circular walk that can be completed in either direction. There is a great variety of terrain that also demand stamina and relatively high fitness levels. There are fields and some road walking but also descending slippery slate slopes, trudging through bogs and clambering up rocky hillsides.
These brave ladies who have signed up for the challenge will attempt to complete the walk as team within 24 hours. They will undertake the walk in May 2012 and Whites outdoors have offered to train them for the task beforehand. Most of the mothers do not have any experience of hill walking as only three of them have even been up a hill at all. The group of women are of course making the most of this rewarding experience and raising money for charity in the process. They have all selected to raise money for different charities so will be fundraising leading up to the walk itself in May. They are all mothers of children at a local grammar school near Ramsbottom. They will however be leaving the kids at home this time as they have decided it will be enough of a challenge without them.
Whites owner Lee White explains the outdoor clothing [http://www.whitesoutdoors.co.uk] store's role in this project:
"Whites are very proud of the ladies already for taking on such a challenge and happy that they are choosing to get all their hiking gear from us. We will make sure they are safely and comfortably kitted out and look forward to helping them with their training for such a rewarding and amazing walking experience."