Against The Odds... Reaching The Top Ten!
The finish line is well and truly nigh for our Three Peaks Yacht Race team, who have successfully sailed, cycled and run their way into the top ten in the final leg of the race!
It's been a challenging week for the Go Ape team who have embodied the very essence of living life adventurously as they've made their way north from Barmouth. Demanding weather coupled with engine trouble delayed their journey and led to some very lateral thinking from the team.
Do you know what a broken impeller drive is? No, neither did we, that was until we saw the damage one can cause to an engine! Check out the photo below:
In our leafy world lashings of rope and wire is usually the answer, but the crew had to get a little more 'technical'...
@GoApeTribe @3peaksyacht Not ropes and wire. A hacksaw some liberated piping and s kettle of hot water. pic.twitter.com/pqiRmmbnb9” Jerome Mayhew (@JeromeMayhew) June 13, 2016
Fear not, since fixing the engine the team has made a triumphant leap from 12th place to battling it out with some of the UK's finest endurance race teams within the top ten. With the highest peaks of Wales and England conquered, their journey up the West Coast continues towards Corpach, where the mighty summit of Ben Nevis awaits them.
We'll be bringing you live updates via Twitter and Facebook - keep following @GoApeTribe for the latest news. Or you can keep an eye on the teams progress via the Three Peaks Yacht Race website here.
The Three Peaks Yacht Race isn't just for endurance race kudos, the Go Ape team are racing to raise money for a great cause - the Outward Bound Trust.
For every £200 raised, another young person from a disadvantaged background is able to experience the challenge of an Outward Bound course with potentially life changing results. To find out more about the trust, visit https://www.outwardbound.org.uk/.
Please donate to support the tribe as they embark on one of toughest adventure races, just head to our Virgin Money Giving page.