National 3 Peaks
The Highest Mountains in England, Scotland & Wales!
INCLUDED IN THE TRIP:
Minibus pick up
Transport between peaks
Optional training walks
Don't call it a dream, call it a plan!
Saturday 9:00am: Scotland Drive
Heading north, into Scotland and on through the magnificent highlands; a drive to truly take your breath away! Finally arriving after 8 hours in Fort William, for an overnight stay ahead of starting the challenge.
Sunday 7:00am: Ben Nevis
Starting with the biggest climb; from Fort William to 1345m; the highest point in Britain; the summit plateau of colossal Ben Nevis. Jaw dropping scenery and incredible views all the way! Ben Nevis Webcam
Target: 3 hour climb, 2 hour descent.
Sunday 12:00pm: Lakes Drive
6 hours on the minibus finally leads to the picturesque twisty lanes, where Scafell Pike is discovered amidst the stunning western Lake District.
Sunday 6:00pm: Scafell Pike
The highest mountain in England at 978m, has surprisingly rocky and unrelentingly steep paths. Arguably the toughest part of the test, often engulfed by mist and with the early part of our climb in the light, heading towards a mountain top sunset, before descending to the minibus as darkness falls.
Target: 2.5 hour climb, 2 hour descent.
Sunday 10:30pm: Snowdon Drive
It takes 4 hours on in beautiful North Wales to discover mighty mount Snowdon!
Monday 2:30am: Snowdon
It’s wide, well maintained Miners’ Track or slightly narrower, steeper Pyg Track are options leading around the reservoir of Llyn Llydaw; crossing the causeway and climbing the northern tip of Glaslyn. The rise continues with a steep zig-zag climb before one last push to the summit for a view of the sun rising over a distant horizon. The final glorious peak stands at 1085m and is followed by a triumphant descent into the light. Snowdon webcam
Target: 2.5hr climb, 2hr descent.
Monday 7:00am: Finish & Home!
RESPONSIBLE 3 PEAKING:
The 3 Peaks takes a tremendous team effort to complete. The key to successes is in the preparation and planning. It must also be done with responsibility and respect to allow others to continue enjoying both visiting and inhabiting the mountains. There is some negative impact, such as erosion and littering, caused by an increased use of the mountains. Hence we follow the 'Code of Practice for Outdoor Fundraising Events', developed by the Institute of Fundraising written in consultation with a range of groups including the National Park Authorities and the National Trust, who owns Scafell Pike and part of Snowdonia.
MOUNTAIN KIT LIST:
Essential to be properly equipped
Tried and tested clothing only
Only pack items needed for walking
- Rucksack - min 25 litres with cover.
- Walking boots; broken in; NO trainers
- Double layer walking socks.
- Waterproof jacket & trousers.
- Base layer top – breathable.
- Warm fleece and spare fleece.
- Walking trousers - NO jeans!
- Multiple thin tops allowing temperature changes.
- Post-challenge clothes.
- 3 litres of fluid per peak.
- Basic First Aid kit & Sun cream.
- Warm gloves, hat/balaclava.
- Head torch with spare batteries.
- Whistle for sounding the alarm.
- Toiletries, towel.
- Mobile phone & waterproof case
- FULL LIST HERE