The National Three Peaks Challenge is the UK’s most popular mountain challenge. It involves climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland (1344 metres), Scafell Pike in England (978 metres) and Snowdon in Wales (1085 metres), usually within 24 hours. This adventure has 2926 metres of climbing (nearly 10,000 feet) and a total walking distance of 36km (22 miles). Each mountain is climbed in turn, with around 460 miles of driving to complete the challenge. As an alternative, the Challenge is also often undertaken over a period of 3 days or a weekend.
The challenge to walk the 3 highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales is one of the ultimate goals of many people. Breathtaking scenery, fresh clean air and a sense of freedom are what you get when you reach each summit. Thousands of people have walked these mountains and you can be one of the many who will fulfil a lifelong ambition to walk the National 3 Peaks.
Whichever way you do it: Rise to the challenge for your charity on The National 3 Peaks Walk.
Three Day (weekend) Challenge
Day 1 – 16:00 hrs
Pick up either in Liverpool or various points between Liverpool and Fort William. In the evening there will be a brief and planning meeting and equipment check. Accommodation is provided in a Youth Hostel but can be upgraded on request.
Day 2 – 06:00 hrs
Start Ben Nevis climb (5 hours)
End Ben Nevis – start drive to Wasdale (6 hours)
Arrive Wasdale – start Scafell Pike climb (4 hours)
End Scafell Pike. Accommodation is provided in a Youth Hostel but it can be upgraded on request.
Day 3 – 06:00 hrs
Drive to Llanberis (5 hours)
Arrive Llanberis – start Snowdon climb (4 hours)
Finish challenge at Llanberis and depart for home. Return to Liverpool.
*Please note these times are approximate. People all walk at different paces and there could be a lot of traffic on the road which could slow us down. This is a big walk and quite a challenge so you do need to be fairly fit.
24 hour challenge
Group collected from Liverpool— Main Train Station – Lime Station .Transfers to Fort William to spend the night
Safety briefing before beginning the Challenge, and climb Ben Nevis
Complete Ben Nevis, to be driven on to Scafell Pike
Arrive at Scafell Pike and begin ascent
Complete Scafell Pike and drive on to Snowdon
Arrive at Snowdon and begin ascent
Complete descent of Snowdon and finish the challenge!
Transport provided to Chester railway station, for trains home
Good level of personal fitness
10 days personal experience in the British Mountain
Transport from Liverpool to Fort William and anywhere in-between
Drivers complying with British driving laws
Transport between the 3 Peaks
Drop offs between Llanberis and Liverpool after the event is finished
Two nights youth hostel accommodation
Single rooms and food are available at a supplement
Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders
A highly experienced, qualified and insured Mountain Leader, max 1:8 leader to client ratio
Completion certificate to prove you did it!
– To carry with you
– Gloves (+ spares)
– Hat (covering ears + spare)
– Mobile phone
– Spare socks
– Blister plasters
– First aid kit
– Head torch
– Emergency shelter
– Survival blanket
– Optional: walking poles
– Kit to wear
– Walking boots & socks
– Walking trousers
– Sports top (not cotton)
– Windproof jacket
– Optional: Thermals
– Leave in the car
– Changes of clothes
– 4 litres of water per person
– Light shoes/sandals
– Sleeping bag/blanket
National 3 Peaks Mountain Challenge
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[per group 4]
Extra person[s] £275 each.
Minimum 4, Maximum 7