The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, within 24 hours.

The three mountains are:

  • Ben Nevis, in Scotland (1345m)
  • Scafell Pike, in England (978m)
  • Snowdon, in Wales (1085m)

We normally complete them in that order, but it is possible to go other ways.

They are connected by road journeys totalling more than 450 miles.

We meet either at or Derbyshire base on Saturday morning or Fort William on Saturday afternoon for a kit check and briefing, starting the challenge at 5:00pm aiming to complete the challenge at a simillar time the next evening in time for dinner!

If you’d prefer we can do pickups at any reasonable location on the way up to Fort William too – as well as drop offs on the way back to Derbyshire from Snowden like Chester, Crewe or Stockport for train connections. Please ask about this before you book to make sure we can do it for you.

2023 Price £300 per person

This is a tough event and people participating should have the necessary fitness and also be properly equipped.

The course is guided by qualified mountain leaders and first aiders.

We regularly run this adventure at the weekend, Saturday/Sunday, however if you would like to do this at any other time, including midweek, then please contact us.

Itinerary

A typical itinerary looks like this:

DayActivity
SaturdayMeet up 8:00am at our base in Hayfield, Derbyshire – drive to Fort William (7hrs). Begin challenge at 5:00pm from the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre, climb Ben Nevis (5hrs) then head for Lake Disrtict at 10:00pm
SundayArrive in Wasdale 4:00am and climb Sca Fell Pike (4hrs), head for Wales at 8:00am. Arrive at Pen-y-Pass at 12:00pm, climb Snowden (5hrs) aming to complete challenge by 5:00pm. Return to Derbyshire by 8:00pm

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, or weather conditions.

Further information about the Challenge – including FAQs

What will I need to bring?

Recommended Kit List can be found here.

All this for £300 per person – book now to avoid disappointment

What’s Included in the cost

Event organisation with full logistical and technical support.

Transport between climbs and to and from our Derbyshire base or anywhere reasonable en-route.

Fully trained Mountain leaders supervising all walking activity.

Qualified first aid support at all times.

Supper after Ben Nevis Climb and breakfast after Sca Fell Pike.

Resupply of water and snacks between climbs.

What’s not included in the cost

Accomodation – although there are lots of local options and we would be happy to organise some for you. (please see our accommodation page)

Transport to and from home, and our base in Hayfield, Derbyshire. We are well served by various transport links and would happily discuss any special requests (please see our transport links page)

Bookings for National Three Peaks Challenge