Conquer Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales – all in under 24hrs
It's time for a challenge!
The National Three Peaks Challenge just has to be the best-known mountain challenge in the UK. Climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales – all in under 24hrs.
Taking in 23 miles of total walking distance and a total ascent of 3,064m, you'll see the best of the Scottish Highlands, Snowdonia National Park, and the Lake District making memories to last a lifetime.
There’ll be two members of staff per group on this trip - a driver and a guide. This will allow the driver to rest whilst you're climbing the peaks, so you’ll be as safe on the drive as you will be on the mountains.
You’ll be picked up at either Birchwood Warrington at 10am, Warrington Bank Quay Train Station at 10.30am, Glasgow Central Train Station at 3pm, or Glasgow Airport at 3.30pm, where you'll be driven to the start point of Fort William for 6pm (feel free to meet your group there too if it works better for you) where you'll stay the night in a B&B and get to know you fellow hikers and guide.
There'll be a Q&A session and briefing at 8pm before getting a good night’s sleep for the challenge ahead.
The challenge begins!
We'll fuel up on a hearty breakfast and head for the hills at 8am with our new adventure pals. After an 8:30 am start, you'll be guided up to the summit of Ben Nevis using the tourist (pony) path, the UK's highest point, passing streams, waterfalls, lakes and possibly walking through snow before summiting one of the most beautiful plateaus in Scotland, with unrivalled views for miles (literally).
Once we've descended from the first peak, high on life and ready for a nap, we'll return to the minibus to be shuttled off to Scafell Pike in the Lake District at around 1:30pm. Use this time to stock up on sandwiches or pasta - good, high-energy food - followed by a good nap.
Arriving at Wasdale Head by 8.30pm, we'll head up to summit Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, via the Wasdale Head route, a steep but short trail that'll lead us up to the top by around 11pm. Let's hope there's a full moon!
The tiredness will start to kick in at this point so we'll keep morale high as we descend with plenty of snacks and good chat. We'll likely fall straight asleep in the bus on the way to Wales, ready for our final peak of Snowdon.
Our journey includes a quick stop for a change of drivers - for legal DVSA reasons we need to use two drivers for the event but they can't travel together.
A crack of dawn start - 4:30am - will have us starting up the Pyg Track to the top of Wales' highest mountain and down in time for brekkie by about 8:30am.
Once you reach that trig point on top of Snowdon and take your summit selfie, give yourself a whopper pat on the back - you did it! National Three Peaks Challenge - tick. Time to get down using the Llanberis path to a huge mug of coffee or a beer - your choice.
The whole National 3 Peaks Challenge, including the driving, should be completed within 24 hours. With about 10 hours driving, you've got roughly 14 hours left to complete all three mountains - no easy feat and a worthy challenge.
After your last summit, you'll be transferred to your drop-off point between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to make your way back home; weary-limbed, ready for a hot bath but with a huge glow of achievement!
Think you've got what it takes? Book now to avoid disappointment as this one sells out quickly every year.
We have one of the best completion rates in the industry and you just need to pay the deposit to your booking rolling.
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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
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Drop-off times are usually between 11am and 2pm depending on the traffic but we can't guarantee a time.
We recommend buying an open ticket for the return journey.
We only stop at each if required obviously.
*Prices correct at the time of publication
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Simon is your head guide for this trip meaning he coordinates a team of fully qualified and highly experienced Mountain Leaders. Whilst Simon has scaled mountains all over the world, his focus for the last few years has been on offering the very best National 3 Peaks trips on offer.
His team has one of the highest completion rates in the industry and limits each mini-bus to 10 guests, so you'll give yourself the best chance of completing the challenge in under 24 hours and travel comfortably. His trips sell out every year so reserve your spot now to avoid missing out.