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Thinking of doing the 3 peaks challenge ?

The national 3 peaks challenge, sometimes referred to simply as the 3 peaks, involves visiting the summit of Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales - climbing 2,926 metres (nearly 10,000 feet) and walking 36 km (over 22 miles) in the process! It has become popular to try to complete the 3 peaks within 24 hours but there's no 'official' timescale or route for this challenge.

3 peaks challenge group on the Woolworth boulder Scafell Pike

The national 3 peaks challenge has become the UK's most popular mountain challenge event with thousands of people undertaking the challenge every year. The 3 peaks makes an ideal charity fund raising event because it captures the public's imagination and is indeed a challenge - you'll have earned every penny you raise! Take a look at the 'Raising funds for charity' page to see how we can help your 3 peaks fund raising event.

The 3 peaks also makes an excellent team building experience and many companies combine this team building event with raising funds for their chosen charity.

The 3 peaks challenge tests not only the fitness but also the physical and mental toughness of the participants as it involves challenging walking, prolonged physical discomfort and sleep deprivation! It will however provide some amazing memories that will last you a lifetime!

You need to be reasonably fit to climb all 3 peaks in 24 hrs but you don't need to be superhuman. With adequate preparation combined with the skills and experience of our mountain guides most people in a reasonably fit condition can successfully complete the 3 peaks challenge.

By using experienced guides you have a far greater chance of successfully completing your 3 peaks challenge. Leave the group management and navigation to us and save your energy for climbing the 3 peaks. Our guides will be with you at all times on the hill providing much needed encouragement and motivation. Some 3 peaks providers use a 'marshalling' system whereby they place 'guides' at strategic points on the mountains and point the participants in the right direction. For safety reasons and quality of service our guides walk the whole of the 3 peaks route with you and are with you at at all times on the mountains.









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