I came to the UK at the start of 2011 and the timing of that decision meant I missed possibly the biggest sporting event in New Zealand’s history, the Rugby World Cup. I’ll never forget watching the final at the Walkabout in Shepherd’s Bush but not being there to see it in person always bothered me a little. As luck would have it, come 2015 the Cup came to the UK and after a very favourable ballot, I intended to take full advantage.
Although not the reaching towering heights, the biggest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales offer some spectacular scenery and a decent workout for the legs. I’d been wanting to do this “challenge” for a few years now after hearing about the 24 hour version. 16 hours of driving, 50km of walking and 4000 vertical metres climbed, here’s how it went down.