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National 3 Peaks Mountain Challenge

THE CHALLENGE

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.

Prices

EXAMPLE ITINERARY

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)

11:00 hrs
End Ben Nevis – start drive to Wasdale (6 hours)

17:00 hrs
Arrive Wasdale – start Scafell Pike climb (4 hours)

21:00 hrs
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)

11:00 hrs
Arrive Llanberis – start Snowdon climb (4 hours)

16:00 hrs
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

Fri afternoon
Group collected from Liverpool—
Main Train Station – Lime Station .Transfers to Fort William to spend the night

Sat 10am
Safety briefing before beginning the Challenge, and climb Ben Nevis

Sat 3pm
Complete Ben Nevis, to be driven on to Scafell Pike

Sat 9pm
Arrive at Scafell Pike and begin ascent

Sun 1am
Complete Scafell Pike and drive on to Snowdon

Sun 5am
Arrive at Snowdon and begin ascent

Sun 10am
Complete descent of Snowdon and finish the challenge!

Sun midday
Transport provided to Chester railway station, for trains home

Previous Experience

Good level of personal fitness

10 days personal experience in the British Mountain

Trip Includes

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!

KIT REQUIRED

–   To carry with you
–   Gloves (+ spares)
–   Hat (covering ears + spare)
–   Waterproofs
–   Backpack
–   Mobile phone
–   Spare socks
–   Blister plasters
–   First aid kit
–   Sunglasses
–   Head torch
–   Camera
–   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
–   Food
–   Changes of clothes
–   4 litres of water per person
–   Light shoes/sandals
–   Sleeping bag/blanket

Prices
National 3 Peaks Mountain Challenge

2018 DatesCourse/ActivityLocationPrice 
Please contact us for datesNational 3 Peaks Mountain ChallengeUK£1200
[per group 4]

Extra person[s] £275 each.

Minimum 4, Maximum 7
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