The Three Peaks Challenge is an attempt to climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 'one go'. These peaks are Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, and Snowdon in Wales. This is a tough event and people participating should have the necessary fitness and also be prepared to do without sleep. We aim to complete the event in 24 hours - to do this we need to complete Ben Nevis in 51//2 hours, Scafell Pike in 4 1/2 hours and Snowdon in 4 hours, however this will depend upon the speed of the group.

Quick Facts

  • Guiding on all 3 peaks by experienced mountain leaders.
  • 26 miles (42km) total horizontal distance, 3,000m (9,843ft) of vertical ascent, 3 peaks.
  • We aim to complete the challenge within 24 hours


Day 1 - Friday
Meet at designated pick up points and transfer to Fort William. Check in to your accommodation, evening briefing, route planning and equipment check with your guide. Time to unwind.

Day 2 - Saturday
Early breakfast then depart for Ben Nevis at approximately 7am. Ben Nevis should be a round trip of around 5.5 hours. Afternoon transfer to the Lake District and evening ascent of Scafell Pike, which should be a 4.5 hour round trip.

Day 3 -Sunday
Night time transfer to Snowdon and early morning ascent. This is a round trip of approximately 4 hours. Drop offs at designated points en route to Manchester.

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