Friday 03rd, Saturday 04th & Sunday 05th August 2018
The National 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.
We travel to Fort William on the Friday, starting with Ben Nevis on the Saturday morning, climb Scafell Pike that evening and finish Snowdon on Sunday in Wales. This is a tough event and people participating should have the necessary fitness and be prepared to go without much sleep! If your aim is to complete the event in 24 hours then we will need to complete Ben Nevis in 5.5 hours, Scafell Pike in 4.5 hours and Snowdon in 4 hours. The standard for measuring your official total time on the event is mountain time plus a fixed 10 hour drive time.
Day 1 – Friday: Meet at VIA ALIVE Centre (times to be arranged) for transport to Fort William. Check in to campsite, evening briefing, route planning and equipment check. Time to relax and have evening meal.
Day 2 – Saturday: Early breakfast then depart for Ben Nevis at approximately 0700 hrs. 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.
Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course participants fitness and weather conditions.