The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks, respectively, in England, Wales and Scotland, within 24 hours. The Peaks are:
Maximum climbing times are generally suggested as being around 4 hours for Snowdon, and 5 hours for Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike, but you should aim for a half hour or so under. In itself this time isn't unrealistic for most relatively fit people, but it's certainly not a gentle walk, and when three climbs are required within 24 hours the Challenge becomes more difficult, draining your energy and depriving you of sleep.
In order to attempt the National Three Peaks Challenge safely, you must have an adequate level of fitness.
Book Your National Three Peaks Challenge:
For more information and to book your National Three Peaks Challenge please visit http://www.thethreepeakschallenge.co.uk/national-three-peaks-challenge/book-your-three-peaks-challenge.aspx. Once you have booked your challenge and would like to raise money for the Spinal Injuries Association at the same time please contact Sarah Tennent at email@example.com or call 0845 678 6633 for a detailed SIA fundraising pack with lots of hints and tips to help with your fundraising and an SIA t-shirt.
The Three Peaks Challenge website contains a wealth of information about timing, equipment, organisation of the challenge, accomodation, common questions and much more.
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There are also a range of different options of how to undertake the Three peaks Challenge depending on your level of fitness and how quickly you would like to complete the challenge. For example you could choose from one of the different options below:
Premium Three Peaks Challenge:
The most popular challenge, taking in Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon within 24 hours. This premium challenge can be arranged on a date to suit you, with a minimum group size of four - please consider the Open Bus Three Peaks Challenge for smaller groups and individuals.
In order to avoid traffic, your challenge will begin at midday, to complete Ben Nevis by 5pm, so as to avoid traffic on the drive from Fort William to Wasdale Head. Scafell Pike will then be climbed in the dark, completed around 3am, followed by the drive to Snowdon.
Includes transport from Glasgow Airport to finish, food and drinks during the challenge, energy gels, bars and drinks, full guiding service, mapping, certificate of achievement, limited edition T-shirt, local transfers on completion
Excludes meals before event and transport to Scotland / from Wales.
Open Bus Three Peaks Challenge:
Running on selected dates, the Open Bus Three Peaks Challenge is perfect for individuals or smaller groups to join together and complete the Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours. In order to avoid traffic, your challenge will begin at midday, to complete Ben Nevis by 5pm, so as to avoid traffic on the drive from Fort William to Wasdale Head. Scafell Pike will then be climbed in the dark, completed around 3am, followed by the drive to Snowdon.
For 2011, their Open Bus Three Peaks Challenge will run on 4th June, 25th June, 9th July, 23th July, 6th August, 20th August, 3rd September and 24th September.
Includes full guiding service, team transport from start to finish, breakfast at Wasdale Head, VHF radios and safety equipment, maps and certificate of achievement.
Excludes meals before event, transport to Fort William / from Llanberis and food during challenge.
Three Peaks in Three Days:
For a more leisurely challenge, the Three Peaks in Three Days is becoming increasingly popular.
Includes transport from Glasgow Airport to finish, 3 Nights B and B accommodation, packed lunches, full guiding service, mapping and certificate of completion. Excludes evening meals, transport to / from event.
Hire a Mountain Leader, professional driver and transport:
If you just need a mountain guide, or driver and transport, this can also be arranged.
Their experienced, professional mountain leaders are available for individual hire, as are our minibuses including experienced, qualified drivers.