Three Peaks for International PBC Day

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On Sunday 11th September it is the World PBC day, and many patients with PBC and supporters, will be raising awareness of Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, formally known as Primary Biliary Cirrhosis).

The PBC Foundation along with Intercept Pharmaceuticals and members of BASL will be taking part on a challenge to climb “Three Peaks”, where they will attempt to climb the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales.

The three peaks are, Ben Nevis (the highest mountain in Scotland), Scafell Pike (the highest mountain in England) and Snowdon (the highest mountain in Wales).

Representatives from the PBC Foundation, Intercept and BASL are kicking off the challenge on Friday 9th September, starting with Scafell Pike and finishing with Ben Nevis on Sunday 11th September. The total distance is estimated to be 42-44 kilometres (26-27 mi), with a total ascent of 9,800 feet (3,000 m).

Any patients, colleagues or readers are more than welcome to take part! Please contact Robert from the PBC Foundation ( for further information. You may take part in the complete challenge or join one of the Peaks. If you wish to support their efforts, please use their Just Giving page; . ‎



  • Light backpack
  • Compass and map (Gordon will have these)
  • Whistle (Gordon will have this)
  • Mobile phone (reception is variable)
  • Emergency phone numbers (Gordon will have these)
  • Food and drink (enough for the whole walk, consider spare water in warm weather)
  • Boots with ankle support, stiff soles and good grip
  • Light waterproof jacket
  • Thermal top (designed for exercise, not cotton)
  • Warm, lightweight trousers (not jeans or canvas)
  • Hat
  • Fleece top (in case of extreme cold weather further up)



The itinerary across the three days are below. Note that this is subject to change.


Three Peaks