Hike 3 breathtaking summits in one day!
Saturday, July 21, 2018
The 9th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge will take place on Saturday, July 21st, 2018. 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 personal challenge. Each team will designate a captain, their leader. The captain will be responsible to prepare, train, and plan his/her team for this event. Each team is responsible to have a first aid kit.
The registration fee for 2018 event is $150.00 per team. Your registration fee includes one National Park pass per team, t-shirts for each team member, snacks & water at the end and prizes. Your team will also receive newsletters preparing you for this event. You must register your team and pay online. A team is considered registered only when they have completed the online registration form and payed online. This event was sold out in 6 days last year.
The event begins at 7:00 am. at the Trail Head at Cap Rouge look-off. 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 Blueberry Mountain.
b) 6:50 am. Group Photo at Cap Rouge Look-off.
c) 7:00 am. Teams start the event
d) 9:00 am. -10:00 am. Teams arrive back at the Cap Rouge parking lot and head to the second peak – Roberts Mountain
e) 9:30 am. – 10:30 am. Arrive at Roberts Mountain Parking Lot
f) 10:45 am. – 11:45 pm. Hike Roberts Mountain, eat lunch on top.
g) 12:00 pm. – 1:00 pm. Arrive at Roberts Mountain parking lot, then travel to Acadien trail
h) 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm . Arrive at Acadien Trailhead and begin going up
i) 3:45 pm. – 4:45 pm. Finished hiking Acadien
Note: All times for hikes and driving are approximate.