Three-ridge walking challenge

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PEOPLE with a sense of adventure are invited to take part in a challenge to walk three of Britain’s most imposing ridges.

The Three Ridge Charity Challenge takes place on April 2-5, 2012, to raise money for Ardwhallan Outdoor Education Centre, in West Baldwin, run by the Department of Education and Children.

Ten participants, aged at least 18, will scale Crib Goch in Snowdonia National Park, Wales, Striding Edge in the Lake District, England, and Aonach Eagach Ridge in Glencoe, Scotland.

They will raise a minimum of £500 each for the charity, which is dedicated to helping young people seek adventure.

A meeting for those interested in taking part will be held at Ardwhallan on September 26 at 7pm. Book a place by emailing or

DEC head of adventure education Paul Melling said: ‘We have chosen to tackle a three-ridge challenge rather than the more common three peaks race as we believe it will be more of a challenge, even for the adventurous.

‘We will explore how we have developed as individuals and as part of the team, which is in keeping with the ethos of Ardwhallan.

‘A good level of fitness, a sense of adventure and a head for heights are a must for this.’

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