National Three Peaks Challenge
The National Three Peaks Challenge is an attempt to climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours.
Thee National Three Peaks are Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, and Snowdon in Wales. We normally complete them in that order, but it is possible to go the other way.
We travel to Fort William on Saturday morning, starting with Ben Nevis in the early afternoon, climb Scafell Pike that night and finish Snowdon on Sunday in Wales!
2020 Price £250 per person
This is a tough event and people participating should have the necessary fitness and also be prepared to manage catching some sleep in vehicles in between ascents! We aim to complete the event in 24 hours – To do this we aim to complete Ben Nevis in 5 hours, Scafell Pike in 4 hours and Snowdon in 4 hours, however this can vary depending upon the speed of the group.
There will also be at least 10 hours travelling time, plus the outward journey to Scotland and return from Wales.
The course is guided by qualified mountain leaders and our driver will be with you all of the way, as well preparing hot meals and snacks! We have many years experience delivering adventurous expeditions and challenges like this; over the years hundred of people have completed their events with us. We would be delighted if we can help you with yours.
If you want to do this challenge but benefit from sleep in between we can offer this event over more relaxed timescales. Please contact us for further details.
We regularly run this adventure over a weekend, Friday to Sunday, however if you would like to do this at any other time, including midweek, then please contact us.
A typical itinerary looks like this:
|Friday||Meet up on Friday evening at our base in Hayfield, Derbyshire. Then equipment checks and event briefing before having dinner together, and a relaxing evening in preparation for the following days efforts.|
|Saturday||Early breakfast then depart for Fort William at approximately 8.00am. 3.00pm climb Ben Nevis -should be a round trip of around 5hrs. Early evening transfer to the Lake District and night time ascent of Scafell Pike. This should be a 4hr round trip.|
|Sunday||Early morning transfer to Snowdon and later morning ascent. This is a round trip of approximately 4hrs. Drop offs along the return route to Derbyshire.|
Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, or weather conditions.
What will I need to bring?
Recommended Kit List can be found here.
All this for £250 per person – book now to avoid disappointment
What’s Included in the cost
Event organisation with full logistical and technical support.
Fully qualified Mountain leaders supervising all walking activity.
Qualified first aid support at all times.
All transport for the duration of the challenge in one of our comfortable MPVs, plus transport up to Scotland and return from Wales.
Dinner on the eve of the expedition. We will have a table booked in the Sportsman Inn and it will be great to get to know you before the adventure begins.
Hot food, drinks and snacks for the duration of the challenge.
What’s not included in the cost
Accomodation – although there are lots of local options and we would be happy to organise some for you. (please see our accomodation page)
Transport to and from home, and our base in Hayfield, Derbyshire. We are well served by various transport links and would happily discuss any special requests (please see our transport links page)