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3 Peaks, 3 Countries, 3 Days

Date: 6th - 10th October 2021
Location: France, Italy, Switzerland
Fundraising Target: £1,750
Registration Cost: £750, available to pay in three installments of £250

Join us for a unique Alpine challenge where you will be exploring secluded valleys and experiencing incredible scenery in some of the most beautiful mountain ranges France, Italy, and Switzerland has to offer. Included will be three days of walking in these stunning and quiet mountain valleys while covering peaks twice the height of Scafell Pike, Snowden, and Ben Nevis. At the end of each day you will then spend four nights in a luxury 5* chalet where you will be able to relax in the hot tub and be wined and dined by the resident chef, who will cater for all preferences and requirements.

Day 1: Arrive in Chamonix in the evening for welcome drinks and snacks while we settle in to the chalet and run through the next two days, before heading to bed for a good night’s sleep.

Day 2: Breakfast and travel to Courmayeur, Italy to hike high above Val Veny and Val Ferret. This trek offers views of the dramatic, ridges of Mont Blanc as well as beautiful trails below the Miage Glacier. A likely summit would be Testa Bernarda (2,534 metres). A long descent takes us back to Courmayeur, before returning to the chalets in Chamonix for some rest and relaxation before dinner together.

Day 3: An early start to take in a summit in Switzerland, likely to be Bel Oiseau (2,652 metres) standing twice the height of Ben Nevis and overlooking the pristine waters of Lac Emosson with views to Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.

Day 4: Departing the chalet for the final day in the Chamonix Valley, we will trek on the Aiguilles Rouges with Mont Blanc right in front of us. We will summit Aiguillette des Posettes (2,323 metres), have lunch and
descend back to the valley and return to the chalet for a celebratory meal and drinks together in the evening.

We are working with the world class team at CHX Challenge for this event who will not only give you a great challenge, tailored to your needs and wishes, but ensure you make unforgettable memories - all while raising vital funds for Spinal Research.

Although no technical mountaineering experience is needed, a good level of fitness is required for the demanding routes, though CHX staff will be on hand to guide and provide support throughout.

For more information about the challenge please email Robbie on robbie@chxchallenge.com or call +44(0)7852735052. If you have any questions or would like to register please email Louise on community@spinal-research.org or call 020 7653 8938.

Everyone has their own mountains to climb. When you find yourself at the bottom, facing up at the seemingly impossible, don’t give up. It will all make sense when you see the view from the top.

Former Professional Rugby Player Ed Jackson, Who Completed Our Last Mountain Challenge