Hike 3 breathtaking summits in one day!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The 5th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, July 19th, 2014.  The event will take place rain or shine. Hikers will hike in teams of 4 members, with one member being the captain of the team. Teams  will hike 3 mountains in one day. They include Roberts MountainSugar Loaf and Franey

The captain’s responsible is to help prepare & train the team for this event and make sure each team member has the appropriate equipment with them. Your team will receive newsletters helping you prepare for this event. This is an endurance event and can be even tougher with hot or wet conditions. Teams rest during their drives to each mountain.

Here is a brief snapshot of the day:
6:30 am. Teams arrive and check in to get final instructions & kit.
7:00 am. Event begins – the hike up Roberts Mountain, the 1st mountain
9:00 am. – 10:00 am.  teams arrive back at their cars, head to their next mountain, Sugar Loaf.
10:00 am. – 11:00 am.  Approximately an hour’s drive to Sugar Loaf. Teams park at Cabot Landing Provincial Park.
12:30pm. – 1:30 pm.  Complete the 2nd mountain Sugar Loaf hike and have lunch at Provincial Park.
1:30 pm. – 2:30 pm.  Drive from Sugar Loaf Mountain to Franey Mountain, approximately an hour.
3:30 pm. – 5:00 pm  Complete hiking Franey, the final mountain.
6:00 pm.   Closing Ceremonies

Note: All times are approximated.

The registration fee for 2014 event is $150.00 per team. Your registration fee includes one National Park pass per team, t-shirts for each team member, closing reception and door prizes. Because of limited parking at each trailhead, we are recommending one car from each team.

Thanks to all the 2013 teams for their great support and participation in last year’s event.  Teams for Quebec, PEI, Mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton challenged themselves to hike 3 mountains-  Franey, Fishing Cove and Acadien in one day on a hot & humid day on Saturday, July 20th.  It was a great turnout by teams. Many thanks for teams completing the online evaluation survey. Your suggestions and comments will be used to improve upon the 2014 event.

Below is the slideshow of the 2012 CB Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge. Thanks to the following people for sharing your  photos: Natalie Parker, Sara Deveau, Susan Walsh, John Sutton, Mark Sparrow, Steven Rolls ( , Tammy Aucoin,  Ron Gillis, Debbie Howie and Tom Wilson.