The National Three Peaks Challenge is one of the most popular mountaineering challenges in the UK. Challenge yourself by conquering the 3 highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours in this iconic mountaineering challenge with Mountaineerin, the UK's leading adventure holiday organisers.
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The National 3 Peaks Challenge is a UK trekking challenge event that is made up of climbing the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours.
The National 3 Peaks Challenge is often completed to raise money for a chosen charity but is also done for fun, as well as the sense of accomplishment that comes from summiting the mountains.
The total walking distance of the National 3 Peaks Challenge is 23 miles (37km) with an ascent of 10,052 feet (3064 metres).
The National 3 Peaks 24-hour challenge is a famous UK trekking challenge that involves walking up and down the 3 highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales all within 24 hours.
The challenge also includes the driving from Fort William, in the Scottish Highlands, to Wasdale Head, in the Lake District, and finally on to Llanberis, in Snowdonia. The driving distance is around 450 miles and takes an average of 10 hours to drive.
This means that the ascent and descent of the 3 mountains (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) must be completed within 14 hours or less, making this is no easy challenge.
Here at Mountaineerin, we provide bespoke packages for groups of 6 or more people as well as Open Bus National 3 Peaks Challenge events for individuals who are interested in taking part in the challenge with others.
All of our National 3 Peaks events are guided on all 3 peaks by experienced mountain leaders to ensure that your trek is safe, fun and as easy as possible.
Our 3 peaks challenge packages also include pick up from a range of North West locations that can be agreed upon when booking as well as a transfer to a drop off point.
If you are interested in booking a private National 3 Peaks Challenge exclusively for your group please Contact Us.
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National 3 Peaks Challenge Itinerary
10:30 Pick up in Warrington or Northwest agreed location (if needed)
15:00 Pick up Glasgow Central Station or/and International Airport (if needed)
15:30 Transfer to Hotel/B&B
18:00 Arrive at hotel
20:00 Challenge Briefing and Q&A session
08:00 Transfer to Ben Nevis start point
08:15 Final preparation
08:30 Start challenge (Begin Ben Nevis)
11:30 Summit Ben Nevis
13:30 Transfer to Wasdale Head (transfer includes a 45 minute maximum driver rest stop. This is a VOSA legal requirement)
20:30 Begin Scafell Pike ascent
23:00 Summit Scafell Pike
01:00 Transfer to Pen y pass
01:00 Transfer to Pen y pass
05:30 Begin Snowdon ascent
08:00 Summit Snowdon
09:30 Complete challenge at Pen y pass
10:00 Transfer to drop off point
National 3 Peaks Challenge Tour Package Inclusions & Exclusions
What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
Accommodation for the National 3 Peaks Challenge
The National 3 Peaks Challenge includes overnight accommodation in Fort William in a twin room in a local B&B. This gives us the best start to the challenge in the morning.
You will receive your Challenge Briefing in the B&B the night before the challenge begins, alongside a Q&A session.
Kit List for the National 3 Peaks Challenge
To help you prepare for the National 3 Peaks Challenge we have put together this essential kit list to ensure you have everything you need to complete this iconic challenge.
Rucksacks & Bags
The National Three Peaks Challenge includes climbing the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours, so it is reasonably challenging. However, the challenge is successfully completed by thousands of people each year. If you are in reasonable shape or have past experience trekking, you should be fine. You don’t require any mountaineering experience for the 3 peaks challenge.
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain and is usually climbed first. It presents a straightforward but relentless challenge.
Scafell Pike begins with a steep climb that can be challenging.
Snowdon is the last mountain to climb, which makes it a challenge as you will be worn out from the previous two.
The aim of the National 3 Peaks Challenge is to climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours. The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3064 metres (10,052ft)
Yes. In fact, the National Three Peaks Challenge aims to climb the tallest mountains in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) in less than 24 hours.
The challenge also includes the driving distance of around 450 miles and takes an average of 10 hours to drive. This means that the ascent and descent of the 3 mountains must be completed within 14 hours or less.
For the National 3 Peaks Challenge, you will need common trekking kit such as walking boots (with ankle support), 20-40 litre backpack, waterproof jacket & trousers, first aid kit, head torch and trekking snacks and water. For a complete kit list, see our National 3 Peaks Challenge page.
Here at Mountaineerin, we provide bespoke packages for groups of 6 or more people. Our Open Bus National 3 Peaks Challenge events are organised into groups of 8.
The National 3 Peaks Challenge includes overnight accommodation in Fort William in twin rooms.