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Three Peaks Challenge

The Mountain Adventures 3 Peaks Challenge is designed to complete the ascent of the three highest peaks in Britain - Ben Nevis in Scotland, Snowdon in Wales and Scafell Pike in England - in just 24 hours. We can organise a range of team building and charity fundraising events based around the National 3 Peaks Challenge. It is a non-technical mountain challenge that is tough and physically demanding. Ideally preparation training should start 2 to 3 months prior to the event. With the correct preparation this challenge is achievable for anyone with thorough advance preparation and the right mental attitude.

There is much media coverage about the environmental impact of this event and the effect on local communities due to the high volume of traffic on the mountains. As a result, we operate a small group policy that has been specifically designed to minimise the environmental impact of this increasingly popular event.

3 Peaks Challenge Options

1) Budget Price – for cost conscious private groups and charity fundraising organisations

2) Standard Quality - for corporate and private groups wanting to keep costs down

3) Premium Quality – for corporate groups and more discerning private groups

4) Transport Only – for groups organising the different apsects of the event themselves

5) 3 Peaks Over 3 Days –  for those who want to do the event at a slower pace which allows them to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery

6) Winter 3 Peaks (can be done as budget or premium package) – for the more experienced walkers or those up for a more hardcore challenge

All of the above events can be structured to individual requirements. Choose your own difficulty level by selecting one of the following options below:

Option 1

  • 24 hour challenge ascent and descent - climb and return to vehicle on all 3 peaks within the 24 hours, includes all eating, toilet stops and driving time. There’s no time to waste with this one so make sure you’ve done your training!

Option 2

  • 24 Hour Challenge Summit to Summit – finish the event on the last summit to take the pressure off slightly. We know getting to the top is the hard part so why have to hurry to get back down as soon as you’ve reached the summit. Gives you time to bask in the glory of your achievement!

Option 3

  • 14 Hour Challenge – Get judged on the walking part of the challenge only. The time will be counted for each peak as you set off walking and stopped once you finish each descent. This then allows for 10 hours of driving time between the peaks but does not take into account any unforeseen delays such as traffic congestion or road accidents.

  Prices are listed on our PRICE GUIDE page

Event Information

  • Total ascent: 9700 feet
  • Walking distance: up to 22 miles
  • Duration: 24 hour period (except when over 3 days)
  • Routing: South to north (or north to south)
  • Challenge dates : (Summer) - April to October (Winter) - November to March
  • Minimum group size: 8
  • Maximum group size: 80 - divided into groups of 8
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Endurance factor: Hard

For 3 Peaks Challenge dates in 2013 please click here.

Choose from one of the following options:

A) Budget 3 Peaks Challenge

  • Minibus and driver throughout the challenge 'corridor'
  • Mountaineering instructors - 1:8 staff/client ratio
  • Bottled water

NOTE - No food, no accommodation, no equipment, no photography - NO FRILLS!

B) Standard 3 Peaks Challenge

  • Minibus and driver throughout the challenge 'corridor'
  • Qualified mountaineering instructors - 1:8 staff/client
  • Use of our technical outdoor equipment: trekking poles and head torches
  • 1 night accommodation: dinner, bed and breakfast*
  • A hearty breakfast at end of challenge (if accommodation was pre-challenge)
  • High energy food and drinks throughout the event
  • Big discount on outdoor clothing and equipment
  • Photographic highlights of your event on CD

*NOTE - Accommodation will be in a youth hostel and includes dormitory bedrooms, breakfast and evening meal.

C) Premium 3 Peaks Challenge

  • Minibus and driver throughout the challenge 'corridor'
  • Qualified mountaineering instructors - 1:8 staff/client
  • Use of our technical outdoor equipment: trekking poles and head torches
  • 1 night accommodation: dinner, bed and breakfast*
  • A hearty breakfast at end of challenge (if accommodation was pre-challenge)
  • High energy food and drinks throughout the event
  • Big discount on outdoor clothing and equipment
  • Photographic highlights of your event on CD

*NOTE – Accommodation will be in a choice hotel or a traditional inn and includes bed and breakfast plus a 3 course evening meal. We can organise your accommodation either pre-challenge or as a celebratory night at the end of the event.

Example: Why not celebrate at the end of your challenge on a North to south routing Sat to Sun staying Sun night at the Bryn Tyrch Inn, Capel Curig - for more info click here! The food and accommodation are superb and you can start your journey back home after breakfast on Monday morning.

D) Transport Only 3 Peaks Challenge

  • Minibus and driver throughout the challenge 'corridor'*
  • Big discount on outdoor clothing and equipment

*NOTE – Transport provided will either be an 8 seater MPV or a 16 seater minibus depending on group size.

E) 3 Peaks Challenge Over 3 Days

  • Minibus and driver throughout the challenge 'corridor'
  • Qualified mountaineering instructors - 1:8 staff/client
  • Use of our technical outdoor equipment: trekking poles and head torches
  • 3 night's accommodation: dinner, bed and breakfast*
  • High energy food and drinks throughout the event
  • Big discount on outdoor clothing and equipment
  • Photographic highlights of your event on CD

*NOTE - Accommodation will either be in a choice bed and breakfast guest house where evening meals are not included in the price or in hostel's where the board basis is dinner, bed and breakfast inclusive

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Programme Options

Events can be run in the following time frames:

  • Mid-week between Tuesday and Thursday
  • Friday to Sunday (with accommodation on Friday night, pre-challenge)
  • Friday to Sunday (with accommodation on Saturday night, post-challenge)
  • Saturday to Monday (with post-challenge accommodation on Sunday night)
  • General season: April to October
  Pyg Track on ascent to Snowdon
   
 

National 3 Peaks Challenge

View over the lake on Snowdon
 
   
  The summit of Ben Nevis
   
 
   
 

Ascending Snowdon - National 24 Hour 3 Peak Challenge

Climbing up Mickledore Col on Scafell Pike

Starting Ben Nevis in darkness requires head torches

 
 
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