2012 BBA 3 Peaks Challenge!

The Borders Barmy Army are delighted to announce our 3 Peaks Challenge!  This will see us and up to 30 guests attempt to bravely conquer the 3 largest mountains in the uk in the fasted time possible!

The challenge will take place on Saturday the 28th Of July 2012, and will see the BBA and our brave participants set off in our trademark kilts from Galashiels early in the morning and be transported to Ben Nevis by Coach. We will all travel together as one big kilted team!   After completing Ben Nevis we will then take the long journey to Scafell Pike in the Lake District. We will then climb this mountain with the use of head touches.   After we complete this mountain we will have a well earned rest as we travel down to Wales to take on the final Mountain, Snowdon!  After completing the 3rd and Final Mountain we will hold a short Prize Giving, take team Photos and record our official time and enjoy the celebration before a leisurely journey back to the Scottish borders.

During the challenge we will receive expert support as Lake District based company Distant Horizons will guide us up and down the mountains and will help to ensure all of us complete the challenge.  To assist Distant Horizons some of the Borders Barmy Army will also be undergoing mountain first aid, mountaineering and other training courses to insure everyone’s safety throughout the challenge.

We are offering the 3 peaks challenge at an extremely competitive price. We are now accepting Registrations so please get in touch if your ready to take on this once in a life time challenge!  On Sign up you will receive a welcome pack that includes great incentives including discounts from  The Norrth Face, Mountan Warehouse, Tiso Edinburgh plus a great offer on training from Border Sport and Leisure Trust.  The Price to take part in the BBA 3 Peak Challenge is £120(To be paid by 1st of April) plus a minimum Sponsorship of £300 per person.  We are asking people to pay a £50 deposit against the minimum sponsorship upon registration. This will be refunded after you have paid your full £300 sponsorship.

We are also asking participants to pay 50 percent of the sponsorship 1 month before the event, this is to insure maximum funds are raised for Borders Macmillan Cancer Support, with every penny raised STAYING INT THE BORDERS! The Borders Barmy Army will be able to provide expert advice on how to raise the sponsorship and there will be opportunities to fundraise with the Borders Barmy Army.  We will provide ideas and tips in the welcome packs but will also offer participants as much support and guidance as possible to help reach their targets.

Included in the price is :-

  • Full Transport.  We are delighted to team up with Telfords of Newcastleton for this!
  • Expert guides to ensure our safe completion of the challenge, again we are delighted to Team up with Distant Horizons who will be our guides on the mountains.
  • The BBa are now an official Macmillan fundraising Board.  This means that erery penny raised will go to LOCAL MACMILLAN!
  • A chance to be part of the Borders Barmy Army and take part in an extremely rewarding event.
  • Water and light refreshments (Participants will be required to provide their own meals)
  • Training Program when signing up for a membership at Borders Sports & Leisure Trust Tweedbank Complex.
  • Special Discounts from The North Face, Mountain Warehouse and Tiso!

We are also looking for an official sponsors to help cover the costs of the Transport, guides and food for the event.

This is a once in a life time opportunity to take part in an incredible endurance event with the Borders Barmy Army!  This will be an experience you will never forget!

We are offering  this challenge to 30 participants in a controlled a safe way, with a professional company, with comfortable transport, and the chance to be part of a large team, and to put on a kilt and be part of the Borders Barmy for one day, and raise vital funds for local charity!


Saturday the 28th of July 2012 3 Peaks Challenge.

Sat 13:00 – Leave Central Location in Galashiels for Ben Nevis

Sat 17:00 – Welcome Ceremony, introduction to guides and CLIMB BEN NEVIS

Sun 00:00 – Travel to Scafell Pike, will transfer onto a minibus for the last few miles.


Sun 10:00 – Travel Back to the coach and the travel to Snowdon.


Sun 20:00 – Congratulations!!!!! Small ceremony and leisurely journey back to the Scottish borders.  We hope to return by 05:00 on Monday Morning.



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