National 3 Peaks Challenge

The Challenge

“One of the ultimate challenges in the United Kingdom” is how many people describe this 3 peaks walk. Ben Nevis at 1344m, Scafell Pike at 978m and Snowdon at 1085m. The challenge of climbing the 3 highest mountains in Great Britain appeals to many walkers.

 Once you gain the summit of any of these peaks you have an awesome feeling as you look out over the mountains and probably across the low cloud in the valleys and glens. This leaves a lasting impression on any walker of accomplishment..

Fort William is the main town near the foothills of Ben Nevis. It is also the start or end of the Caledonian Canal, which runs to Inverness on the east coast. The West Highland Way ends here and The Great Glen Way starts here.

 The ‘Ben Path’ starts out relatively easy but becomes increasingly rocky, arduous and exposed, so fitness is essential.

 Approaching Scafell foothills from Wastwater the area is mountainous with spectacular scenery. On the final approach to the summit of Scafell Pike you will see Great Gable with Sty Head Tarn below and Derwent Water in the distance.

Mount Snowdon is situated in the Snowdonia National Park, covering an area of 840 square miles. The area around Snowdon is very mountainous, as you would imagine and the views all around the region are good. The main recommended route we take is situated in the Pass of Llanberis where it meets with Pen-y-pass.

On the summit there is a café and gift shop (if open) where thirsty walkers can quench their thirst.

Challenge Details

Duration :

Fri 5pm meeting in Sheffield to Sunday approx. 8pm.

On this type of event we expect to complete it in around 30 hours approx. It will not happen in 24 hours for several reasons. Minibuses are governed now at 62 Mph so you cannot speed on motorways. Everyone in the group has to be extremely fit. It only needs one slow walker in a group then everyone is delayed. It is better to go slower and finish it and take photos, enjoying the excellent scenery than try to do it fast and not have time to stop and enjoy the event.

Grade : Tough

Challenge Date

11th to 12th June 2016

2nd to 3rd July 2016

13th to 14th August 2016

16th to 18th June 2017

30th June to 2nd July 2017

7th to 9th July 2017

Other dates can be arranged for groups, minimum of 10 people

Challenge Prices

Self Funded :  Registration fee of £60, plus a balance of £255 (£265 for 2017 events)

Fundraising : Registration fee of £60, plus a fundraising Target of £630

What is Included

Transport from a central location to all 3 peaks and back.

All snacks, meals and drinks on the walk.

Full support with mini bus

qualified guides.

What is not included

Personal outdoor clothing

Day Rucksack

Challenge images

See below for a few images we have taken on previous challenge events;