Hike 3 breathtaking summits in one day!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The 6th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, July 18th, 2015.  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 Money Point Light, Money Point Gulch 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 Money Point Light, the 1st mountain
11:00 am.  teams head to their next mountain, Money Point Gulch
12:00 pm.  arrive on Money Point Gulch,  time to enjoy the view and have lunch
1:30 pm.  Complete the 2nd mountain Money Point Gulch hike
1:30 pm. – 2:30 pm.  Drive from Money point to Franey Mountain, approximately an hour.
2:30 pm. – 5:00 pm  Complete hiking Franey, the final mountain.
6:00 pm.   Closing Ceremonies at Branch #124 Royal Canadian Legion, Ingonish

Note: All times are approximated.

The registration fee for 2015 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. Only 24 teams will be allowed to participate in this event.  Registration for the 2015 is now closed. All team spots have been filled. Thanks for your great support. See you on July 18.

Thanks to all the 2014 teams for their great support and participation in last year’s event.  Teams from PEI, Mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton challenged themselves to hike 3 mountains-  Roberts Mountain, Sugar Loaf and Franey in one day on Saturday, July 19th.  It was a great turnout by teams. Photos of the 2014 event and teams can be seen here.