The 3 Peaks Challenge - July 2017

The Three Peaks Challenge is an event to hike up and down the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours

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The 3 Peaks Challenge: 24 hours

The Three Peaks Challenge is an event to hike up and down the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours

We measure the time of the challenge, by adding the time spent on the mountains, plus a 10 hr driving time.

The event is guided by qualified mountain leaders and qualified drivers 

To complete the 24 hour challenge groups must start at the foot of Ben Nevis and finish at the foot of Snowdon having reached all three summits in under 24hours. 


Ben Nevis 1344m (4409ft)

Scafell Pike 978m (3209ft)

Snowdon 1085m (3560ft)


Working alongside Mountaineerin Ltd we can cater for groups of friends, companies and charities. 


Itinerary Overview

Friday - Collection 10.30 Warrington or 15.00 Glasgow train station travel to Fort William, accommodation (1 night twin room B&B, single rooms available at a £20 supplement)


08.30- Ben Nevis (start challenge)

14:30 - Travel to Lake District

19.30 - Lake District - Scafell Pike

23:00 - Scafell Pike - Wales


04:00 - Snowdon

08.30 - Finish Snowdon and challenge. 

Drop off after the challenge to Chester railway station or Warrington Bank Quay Station. (Times above are estimated)

Transport is provided in a fully licensed and insured 9 seat mini van which has a large boot for all your kit, air conditioning, reclining seats and all drivers are licensed with experience of driving the 3 peaks




Footwear:  Walking boots have to be worn.

Socks:  Walking socks, cotton socks should not be worn. Bringing spare socks is a good idea.

Trousers and tops:  Walking trousers fleece and base layers. Avoid cotton, synthetic materials are good and lightweight clothing is better as it dries faster and is easier to walk in when wet.

Waterproofs:  You must bring a (properly) waterproof jacket and trousers which will also act as wind proofs. Lightweight waterproofs are better as they do not become waterlogged, dry faster and take up less space in your bag.

Rucksack:  This does not need to be too big. Up to 45 litres will be fine but you should get away with a 25 litre sack.

Spare clothes:  It is a good idea to bring a bag of spare clothes. Definitely a full spare set of comfy clothes for on the minibus and a spare set for each mountain in case it is a wet weekend.


Water:  Keeping hydrated is very important however water is very heavy so you do not want to carry too much on the mountain. It is whilst travelling on the minibus that you should try to rehydrate as much as possible. We recommend around 1.5 litres be taken on the hill.


A few extras could include:

A pillow for the minibus.

Walking poles -may be useful. They can especially help with tired knees on descent.


Deep heat / ibuprofen cream.

Music - Some people find that putting their MP3 on can get them through a tough period on the challenge.

Wet wipes.

Spare clothes for the next mountain in case you get wet, spare clothes to wear on the minibus including socks, underwear and shoes.

Suncream and sunglasses if appropriate.



We operate a “leave no trace” policy.

We always follow the footpaths and we ask that you do not walk off the footpath or attempt to take any short cuts on the mountain.  No litter must be left. This includes banana skins and apple cores and cigarette ends. All litter must be taken back to the minibus. We will stop for toilet breaks before the challenge starts and again on the motorway if required and there are toilets at the foot of Scafell and Snowdon.



For your safety and that of the rest of the group you must follow instructions and advice given to you by your guide. If you do not then you may put at risk the safety and or continued participation of yourself and or the entire group.




What's Included
  • minibus travel 
  • First aid trained mountain leader
  • GPS and radio communications for added safety up the mountains
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