The Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge has five teams registered to date with ten more spots open. Registration recently opened and is well ahead of last year’s pace. The event is expected to be sold out in its 2nd year.
The 3 Peaks Challenge event will be held on Saturday, July 16th, involves hiking 3 mountains – Franey (1400 ft), Roberts Mtn.(1400 ft) , and Acadien (1500 ft) in one day beginning at 7:00 am. Patterned a bit off our neighbour – UK 3 Peaks Challenge, it less in height and miles but still quite a physical challenge.
There are 4 members on a team with one member chosen as the captain. In 2010, all the teams were mixed – male & female. The role of the captain is to make sure the team is organized and prepared for the event. Generally teams stay in Ingonish the night before because of the 7:00 am. start and then in Cheticamp after completeing the 3 peaks.
Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge is hosted and organized by the Hike the Highlands Festival Society with assistance from Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Les Amis du Plein Air. For more information on the event and registration details, please visit the website.