Type of Event
3 Peaks Challenge
This Challenge is on!
To reach the summit of the three peaks and test your endurance and character.
Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales. The Challenge is to climb each of these three peaks in succession, all within 24 hours!
For the adventurous, those who seek real challenge, and the brave.
We have many years of experience in organising this challenge. Our 3 Peaks events are available to individuals or small groups every weekend from May to October. The dates are listed under the Book Now button.
We also provide bespoke and exclusive events for groups of 8 or more on any date you wish throughout the year, conditions permitting. Weather and mountain conditions mean this event is most suitable between May and October. However, if you’re aiming to attempt the challenge in winter conditions, please let us know, and we can consider a bespoke private event.
Experienced mountain guides will lead you during your 3 Peaks event. The fee includes transport from Manchester onwards to the start of the event (You can meet us in Glasgow if you prefer.) and hotel accommodation the night before the event.
The 3 Peaks is 26 miles (42 km) total horizontal distance, 3,000m (9,843 ft) vertical ascent.
There are pick-up and drop-off options along the route, providing you with several different options – choose the most convenient. (See our Transport section for further details)
We adhere to all road traffic safety regulations for obvious reasons with expert driving teams with experience of the 3 Peaks and its demands. The aim is to complete the challenge within 24 hours; some groups will take less time, others more. The fitter you and your group are, the more likely you will fulfill the challenge in good time. It is vital to have a good base level of fitness!
About & Details
The 3 Peaks Challenge is just that, a challenge. Climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in ‘one go.’ Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, and Snowdon in Wales. (Other bespoke options are available, including the challenge from ‘South to North’. To discuss alternatives or any ideas you may have, feel free to call our friendly team.)
Travel to Fort William on a Friday, ascend Ben Nevis on Saturday morning, climb Scafell Pike that night and finish with Snowdon on Sunday in Wales. This is a demanding event, and participants should have the necessary fitness and be prepared to cope with little sleep! If you aim to complete within 24 hours, we will need to climb Ben Nevis in 51⁄2 hours, Scafell Pike in 41⁄2 hours, and Snowdon in 4 hours. The standard for measuring your official total time is ‘mountain time’ plus a fixed 10 hour ‘drive time’. Qualified mountain leaders support the challenge, and a support driver will be with you all of the journey. We’ll do everything we can to ensure you complete the challenge as quickly as possible.
Over the years, we have enabled thousands of people to conquer the 3 Peaks, and we’d be delighted to help you! We offer this event over a more relaxed timescale. So, if you wish to undertake this challenge but prefer to sleep between each climb see our 3 Day 3 Peaks option.
It is usual for this trip to occur over a ‘long’ weekend, Friday to Sunday. However, remember that if you would like to do this at any other time, including midweek, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
A typical itinerary is as follows: Day 1 – Friday
Meet at the 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
An early breakfast, then depart for Ben Nevis at approximately 7 am. Ben Nevis should be a round trip of 51⁄2 hours. Afternoon transfer to the Lake District and evening ascent of Scafell Pike, about a 41⁄2 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.
Please note: This itinerary is a guide only, and it can be subject to change dependent upon viability, participants’ level of fitness, weather conditions, and other variables.
Price Inclusions / Exclusions
- Professional event organisation
- Qualified mountain leaders
- Transport between Manchester and Ben Nevis with pick-ups en-route Transport between the 3 Peaks
- Drop-offs between Snowdon and Manchester, after the challenge.
- One night’s twin room accommodation with breakfast. (Single rooms are subject to availability at a supplement of £75 per person)
- Group First Aid kit with qualified staff First Aider
- Travel to and from designated pick-up and drop-off points Evening meals, lunches, and beverages
- Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
- Personal equipment (e.g., walking boots, rucksack, waterproof jacket and trousers, torch, hat, and gloves)
Single Room Supplement £75.00 per person (subject to availability) Late collection (8 pm) at Glasgow International Airport £75.00 per person (subject to confirmation of minimum numbers)
Our vehicle completes a round trip from Manchester during each road- based (North to South) 3 Peaks event. We offer pick-up points for you at the following locations:
On the M61, M6, M74, and A82 between Manchester and Fort William Manchester Piccadilly Station (approx. 10 am)
Glasgow International Airport (not Prestwick, approx. 4 pm)
If based in the South of the UK, we recommend you fly to Glasgow International Airport and catch the return train from Manchester, which saves you spending a lot of time in the drive vehicle.
Drop off points are:
Anywhere on the A55 and M56 between Snowdonia and Manchester Manchester Airport
Manchester Piccadilly Station
(Alternative pick-up and drop-off points can be discussed before booking.)
Pick-up times are the day before the event, and drop-off is during the afternoon of the finish. We aim to finish in Snowdon by mid-afternoon on the last day of each event, and your drop-off should be no later than 6 pm on Sunday. However, there are no guarantees as it depends on the speed of your group. If you are making your way to Fort William to start your challenge, you should arrive the Friday afternoon/evening. You will then be in time for the evening briefing and ready for the Challenge the following day.
The 3 Peaks Challenge is an open or bespoke event. Our open events run every Friday to Sunday, May to October. For bookings of 8 people or more, we also run this as an exclusive event on the dates of your choosing. To book any number of participants on to an event, simply select your chosen date and follow the booking procedure. You will receive an automated confirmation, and full details will follow from our office in due course.
Late collection at Glasgow International Airport
We now also offer a late collection for the busier adventurer, for a surcharge, 8 pm at Glasgow International Airport on the Friday of our open events. (For bespoke exclusive events, a personalised collection time can be arranged with your event planner.)
If already booked on to an event, please get in touch with your event planner for further information or request a later collection. Please add on as an Optional Extra at checkout when booking.
Please note that Fort William offers limited dining after 9 pm; if you are on the late collection, we recommend that you already have your pre- event dinner before arrival.
After you book
After booking with us, you will receive an automated email from our system confirming receipt of your reservation. ( Please remember to check your spam/clutter folder.)
When booking, you will set up an access password to our online gateway, where you can review the booking details.
Your event planner will then be in touch with you to confirm the details. This contact will usually be on a working day after receipt of your booking, and in busy times this may take a little longer. The event planner will liaise with you regarding the course details. If you have any specific requirements, please mention them at this stage.
Why not turn your magnificent achievement into an honourable one as well? We have enabled hundreds of participants to raise thousands and thousands of pounds for worthy causes.
You’ll not only be supporting an organisation or charity but providing yourself with an added incentive, very useful when facing those hard miles near the end of the day.
3 Peaks Challenge