National 3 Peaks: July 8th-11th
£149 booking deposit plus £249 final payment per person
The Highest Mountains in England, Scotland & Wales
Snowdon (Wales - 1085m)
Scafell Pike (England - 978m)
Ben Nevis (Scotland - 1345m)
The Get Outdoors 3 Peaks Team!
Our aim is to ascend all 3 mountains on consecutive days.
25miles of hiking; 10,000ft of relentless slopes; 480miles driving.
INCLUDED IN THE TRIP
Minibus pick up from Harrow
Transport to all 3 Peaks and back
Qualified Mountain Leaders
3 nights accommodation
Personal insurance (recommended)
Food, drink or any meals
Kit - please visit the Necessary Kit list
FRIDAY 8th JULY: SNOWDON
6:00am: Minibus pick up: 90 Hartford, Avenue Harrow, HA3 8TA
12:00pm: North Wales arrival
12:30pm: Snowdon ascent begins
3:30pm: Summit Snowdon
6:30pm: Complete descent
7:30pm: Dinner at Sopna Restaurant
9:00pm: Leave for Hotel
10:00pm: Talardy Hotel - twin rooms
On the first morning we pick walkers up on route to beautiful North Wales, where we discover mighty mount Snowdon!
That afternoon we head up from Pen y Pass car park to tackle the steep Pyg Track that rises up around the reservoir of Llyn Llydaw; crossing the causeway and climbing the northern tip of Glaslyn. The hike continues on a steep zig-zag before one last push to the 1085m summit for a view of the sun setting over a distant horizon.
After 5 to 6 hours on the mountain, the evening meal is spent celebrating the achievements of a great first day at Sopna Tandori in Caernarfon (Best Asian Restaurant at the Asian Curry Awards 2018).
After such a long and adventurous day, everyone can expect to sleep well at our overnight accommodation in St Asaph!
SATURDAY 9th JULY: SCAFELL PIKE
6:00am: Depart Accommodation
8:00am: Breakfast & supply stop at Tebay Services & farm shop
10:00am Lake District Arrival
10:30am: Scafell Pike Ascent
1:30pm: Summit Scafell Pike
4:30pm: Complete descent
7:00pm: Dinner at Annandale Water Services
10:30pm: Arrochar Hotel - twin rooms
After an early start and 4 hours on the minibus, we finally discover the picturesque twisty lanes leading to Scafell Pike amidst the stunning western Lake District.
The highest mountain in England has surprisingly rocky and unrelentingly steep paths. After another 6 hours of serious hill hiking with the peak at 978m, we aim to finish, leave for Scotland and stop somewhere convenient for dinner on the way.
SUNDAY 10th JULY: BEN NEVIS
6:30am: Leave hotel
7:30am: Breakfast - The Real Food Cafe
8:00am: Leave for Ben Nevis
9:00am: Morrisons Supermarket to buy lunch
10:00am: Ben Nevis Ascent
2:00pm: Summit Ben Nevis
6:00pm: Complete descent
6:30pm: Alexandra Hotel - twin rooms
7:00pm: Celebration Dinner - Alexandra Hotel Restaurant
8:00pm: Minibus departs with 3 participants for Glasgow Station
Heading north into Scotland and on through the magnificent highlands; a drive to take your breath away through the monstrous scenery of beautiful Glencoe. We finally reach our biggest challenge; a 1345m climb from Fort William to Britain’s highest point; the summit plateau of colossal Ben Nevis. Jaw dropping, incredible views! This giant takes on average 6 to 8 hours to conquer, meaning our evening celebration in Fort William will be well earned, before the drive home next morning.
MONDAY 11th JULY: Home
8:00am: Breakfast: options include at the hotel; Morrisons; Fort William Station
10:00am: Ben Nevis Distillery Tour (£20 per person)
11:00am: Leave Fort William
1:00pm: Loch Lomond lunch stop and chance to wild swim, even pier jump!
3:00pm: Motorway stop
5:30pm: Lymm Dam stop - drop David ML
9:30pm: Expected arrival Harrow
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:
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