The National Three Peaks Challenge is the UK’s most popular mountain challenge. It involves climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland (1345 metres), Scafell Pike in England (978 metres) and Snowdon in Wales (1085 metres), usually within 24 hours. Each mountain is climbed in turn, with around 460 miles of driving to complete the challenge. As an alternative, the Challenge is also often undertaken over a period of 3 days.
Ben Nevis in the early summer
There are a number of ways to take part; either we can Organise Everything for you (all you have to do is get to Glasgow) or you can Organise Your Own Challenge– we can supply any component to help you, including Transport, Guides, Fitness Programmes, Training Courses, Accommodation, Kit and Equipment certificates or just a little bit of (free) advice!
Organised National Three Peaks Challenges
We offer a variety of organised formats, For groups of 4 or more people we offer our Gold, Silver and Bronze challenges, smaller groups or individuals can take part in one of our Open Challenges on fixed dates throughout the Summer. If the 24 hour challenge is just a little too hectic for you why not join one of our 3 Peaks in 3 Days challenges and savour the experience of climbing one mountain per day!.
Organise Your Own National Three Peaks Challenge
If you’re Organising Your Own challenge you MUST ensure that at least one of your team is capable of navigating with a map and compass in mist, rain and darkness. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security on this issue – some of the worst mountain weather we’ve seen was in June! If you’re in any doubt get in touch, we can provide an experienced, Local Mountain Leader to guide your group.
The Three Peaks shouldn’t be attempted before the end of April or after mid-October as Ben Nevis is normally in full winter conditions during this period. We also advise avoiding weekends around mid- June, as the infrastructure at Glen Nevis, Wasdale Head and Pen y Pass haven’t been able to cope with sheer numbers in recent years.
We’re here to help!
Whether you want to participate in an organised National Three Peaks Challenge Event or you want to organise your own, we are here to help you.
If you have any questions or would like to make an enquiry please contact us by clicking here or see a list of upcoming Open National Three Peaks Challenges by clicking the button below.