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National Three Peaks

8th

OCT

2021

England, Scotland and Wales

8th October - 10th October

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Challenge information

Brace yourself for a fast-paced and physically challenging adventure, as you take on the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales.

Considered one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges, the National 3 Peaks Challenge takes in the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m) and your challenge is to do all this in 24 hours!

There are also various dates in 2022 for this challenge. 

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Challenge fee and fundraising target information

Registration fee: £95.00
Sponsorship target: £810.00

There is a £95 registration fee for this challenge and then a minimum sponsorship target of £810. This includes the tour cost. We have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you reach your target and enjoy fundraising for your challenge. There are also other fundraising options including self-funded, we'll be happy to discuss with you when you register your interest.

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Challenge itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

The day begins at 10.30am as the group finally meets at Chester train Station. Following a warm welcome, we head off by road to Fort William in Scotland. We will stop off in a local Scottish Highland town where you will have the opportunity to buy dinner, before we check-in to our hostel in Glen Nevis, Fort William, right at the base of Ben
Nevis. We will conduct the challenge safety and then it will be time to turn in for the night ahead of tomorrow’s
early start for our big adventure.
Day 2
Day 2
Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike

It’s a super early start (5am), as we head off to tackle the first of the three peaks. Standing at the western end of the Grampian Mountains, Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles and is formed from the collapsed dome of an ancient volcano. The trail up to the summit begins on the eastern side of
Glen Nevis, from where we follow a steep path up to the saddle of Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe (570m). From here we then begin a zigzag ascent up the western flank of Ben Nevis to the summit. There are only ten miles to cover, but they will be challenging and will take some six hours to do. Be sure to stay mindful and aware at all times as the path is uneven and slippery in parts.

The pay-off at the top is immense. On a clear day, the views can stretch for 120 miles across the Torridon Hills, Ben Lomond and out towards County Antrim in Northern Ireland. The group will transfer by vehicle southwards
towards Wasdale in the Lake District. Dinner will be served before we transfer to Wasdale Head for our ascent of Scafell Pike (978m). Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England and consists of a steep ascent involving some easy scrambling in places. We will descend in darkness before trying to catch some sleep on the drive to
Snowdonia.
Day 3
Day 3
Snowdon

Hopefully you will have had time to recharge for another early start. Time is at a premium, however, as the final
peak still awaits us. Driving on to Pen y Pass at the high end of the Lanberis Pass, we follow a rocky trail along
the Pyg Track to the top of Snowdonia National Park in Wales.

Teamwork and determination are all important as we forge our way onwards and upwards to conquer this final
challenge. Snowdon and its surrounding peaks have been described as true examples of alpine typography and
from our elevated viewpoint you can take in the surrounding lakes and cwms and, weather permitting, some of the most extensive views in the British Isles. On a clear day you can see four kingdoms, 24 counties, 29 lakes and 17 islands!

Resting at the top for some group photos and impromptu celebrations, we head back to our vehicle for the drive
back to Chester.

There is no accommodation arranged for the final evening, so you may wish to consider booking an extra night’s accommodation to rest after the challenge. If you are returning home by train please make sure you have booked an open ticket, as timings will depend very much on the group’s speed and ability.
 
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