Hike 3 breathtaking summits in one day!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The 8th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge will take place on Saturday, July 15th, 2017. The event is held rain or shine. Twenty-four teams ( four members on a team) will have the opportunity to hiked three mountains in one day.  Teams can be mixed, all females and all males. This is not a timed event but a person challenge.  Each team will designate a captain, their leader. The captain will be responsible to prepare and plan his/her team for this event. Each team is responsible to have a first aid kit. This event is held in July and the weather can very hot, wet etc.

The three mountains you will hike in one day include Aspy (1500 ft), Tenerife(1200 ft) and CoastalTotal distance you will hike is 24 km.

The registration fee for 2017 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. Your team will also receive newsletters preparing you for this event. You register your team and pay online.

The event begins at 7:00 am. at the Trail Head at Aspy.  Here is what the itinerary looks like for the day.
a)  6:30 am.  Teams  will pick up their t-shirts, park pass, instructions at the trailhead at the start of the Aspy Trail.
b)  6:50 am.   Group Photo at Beulach Ban Falls – a very short walk from Aspy Trail 
c)  7:00 am.  Teams start the event
d)  9:00 am. -10:00 am.  Teams arrive back at the Aspy parking lot and head to the second peak – Tenerife
e) 10:15 am. – 11:15 am.  Arrive at Tenerife Parking Lot
f)  12:15 am. – 1:15 pm.   Hike Tenerife,  eat lunch on top.
g)  1:00 pm. – 2:00 pm. Arrive at Black Brook Day area, begin hike on Coastal
h)  2:30 pm. – 5:00 pm.  Finished hiking Coastal.
i)   4:00 pm. – 6:00 pm.  Closing reception.

Note:  All times for hikes and driving are approximate.

Below are group photos of most of the teams that participated in the 2015 event and each Peak.

 1st Peak – Money Point Light Photos
2nd Peak – Money Point Gulch Photos
3rd Peak – Franey Mountain Photos