The National 3 Peaks Challenge involves summitting the three highest peaks in Britain – Ben Nevis in Scotland, Snowdon in Wales and Scafell Pike in England – in just 24 hours. It is not a technical mountain challenge but it is tough and physically demanding.
Ideally, preparation training should start 3 months prior to the event and with the correct preparation this challenge is achievable for anyone with thorough advance preparation and the right mental attitude.
The 3 Peaks are
- Scafell Pike (978 m or 3,209 ft), in England
- Ben Nevis (1,344 m or 4,406 ft), in Scotland
- Snowdon (1,085 m or 3,560 ft), in Wales
|EVENT CONTENT||Basic Navigation Skills|
Hazards and the avoidance of
Local and Historical knowledge of the area
|START TIME||Please arrive by 8:45 AM, Event starts at 9:00 AM|
|END TIME||Approximately 7:00 PM.|
|KIT LIST||Walking Kit List – Download PDF|
|WHAT WILL I NEED|
|PRE-REQUISITES||A General level of fitness|
Ability to walk for 6 hrs carrying a small rucksack