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Pancreatic Cancer UK 3 Day 3 Peaks Challenge

UK

  • Duration: Long Weekend
  • Fit
  • Available Monthly from May to October

About this Adventure

The 3 Day 3 peaks Challenge in support of Pancreatic Cancer UK is available monthly from May to October. Our scheduled departures run Thursday to Sunday. You can join as an individual or any size group, and if you have a group of 8 or more participants we can offer the challenge to you exclusively on any date of your choice! Choose your preferred dates from the calendar and hit “Book Now”. Fundraising options can be found under the “More Information” tab

More Information

How to book in support of Pancreatic Cancer UK
The 3 Day 3 peaks Challenge in support of Pancreatic Cancer UK is available monthly from May to October. Our scheduled departures run Thursday to Sunday. You can join as an individual or any size group, and if you have a group of 8 or more participants we can offer the challenge to you exclusively on any date of your choice! Choose your preferred dates from the calendar and hit “Book Now”.
Fundraising options can be found under the “More Information” tab.
Fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer UK
To do this challenge there is a non-refundable registration fee of £199 per person, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking. You can then choose between the two different options below.
Self-Funding £199 registration fee at the time of booking £400 balance due 10 weeks before departure. With the self-funding option, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge. This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Minimum Sponsorship Pledge £199 registration fee at the time of booking £800 minimum fundraising target 80% to be raised 10 weeks before departure. With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to Pancreatic Cancer UK 10 weeks before departure date.
*Select funding type in the “optional extras” when booking*
 
*Pancreatic Cancer UK will use 50% of your fundraising target to pay the remaining events costs for your place*

About Pancreatic Cancer UK
Pancreatic Cancer UK are striving for a long and good life for everyone diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. We are the only national charity fighting pancreatic cancer on all fronts: support, information, campaigning, research. *Through our dedicated pancreatic cancer support and information service; we provide individual support via email and telephone, easy access to the best and most up-to-date information and run discussion forums for pancreatic cancer patients, their carers and families to enable them to share experiences, advice and inspiration. *We raise awareness of pancreatic cancer amongst GPs, policy makers, politicians and the general public and provide a powerful campaigning voice for all the people living with pancreatic cancer and their families. *We fund research and other projects of benefit to patients and their families.
About The 3 Day 3 Peaks Challenge
The 3 Day 3 Peaks Challenge is an attempt to climb the three highest peaks in the UK over 3 days, one each day, whilst taking in the magnificent scenery these peaks have to offer. These peaks are Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafell Pike (England) and Snowdon (Wales), and we complete them in that order. We travel to Fort William on the Thursday, starting with Ben Nevis on the Friday morning, climb Scafell Pike Saturday and finish Snowdon on Sunday in Wales! Even though this is a more relaxed timescale than the 3 Peaks Challenge, this is a tiring event and people participating should have the necessary fitness. We aim to complete each of the mountains within 6-8 hours; however, this will depend upon the speed of the group. The course is guided by experienced mountain leaders and there is a transport vehicle with separate driver with you throughout the challenge.
Transport Explained
During each road based (North to South) Three Peaks event our transport vehicle does a round trip from Manchester. This means we offer pick up points for you at the following locations:
  • Anywhere on the M61, M6, M74 and A82 between Manchester and Fort William
  • Manchester Piccadilly Station (approx. 10am)
  • Glasgow International airport (not Prestwick, approx. 4pm)
If you are based in the South of the UK we recommend you fly to Glasgow International Airport and then catch the return train from Manchester. This saves you a lot of time in the 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 upon request.
Pick up times are the day before the event and drop off is during the afternoon of the event finish. We aim to finish in Snowdon by mid-afternoon on the last day of each event, and therefore your drop off should be no later than 7/8pm on the Sunday evening. However, there are no guarantees as it depends on the speed of your group. If you are making your own way to Fort William for the start of your challenge you should arrive the Friday afternoon/evening in time for the evening briefing and to be ready for the start of the challenge the next day.
Optional Extras
  • Single Room Supplement £45.00 per person per night
Please select from Optional Extras at Checkout.
Why Book With Us
We know you have a choice of companies to do a 3 Peaks with. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:
  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading for 12 years
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We try to give you the best service we can
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to facilitate it
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back many years
Environmental
Over the year’s concerns have been raised about the impact the 3 Peaks Challenge has on the environment and the local residents surrounding these peaks. The main concerns raised is an increase in traffic and noise in rural areas at unsociable hours, litter, erosion of the peaks through people taking short cuts and in particular the lack of water and toilet facilities at Wasdale Head. At Maximum Adventure our ethos is to always respect the areas we work in. The company was set up by people who enjoy the mountains and respect the impact people climbing them have on the environment and local residents. When running our 3 Peak Challenges we adhere to the fundraising guidelines which were produced by the Institute of Fundraisers in line with the various authorities for the 3 Peaks. We mainly run small groups of between 10-12 people with experienced drivers and mountain leaders with them ensuring best behaviour on the mountain and not impacting on rescue services. In fact, on several occasions, our mountain leaders have acted as ‘rescuers' by leading lost groups we found on the hill off the mountain! We always stick to the official paths on the mountains so as not to cause any environmental damage to the mountains, and we contribute to the maintenance of these paths. We make donations to the Highland council for the upkeep of the paths throughout the year. In the cases where we operate larger groups, we seek prior approval from the various mountain authorities. We have worked closely with these authorities over the years and have a very good working relationship with them. We also manage groups access to the peaks to reduce the number of people coming into and out of an area at any one time. We aim to climb Scafell Pike before the midnight cut off time, thereby reducing the impact our arrival and departure has on local residents. We always have our own water supplies so we do not use local supplies and do all that we can to ensure our clients have access to appropriate toilet facilities outside of the area. Our drivers remain with the minibuses and ensure there is no excessive noise or illegal parking. We take the safety of our participants very seriously and stick to driving regulations with separate non-walking drivers, making sure sufficient breaks are taken. We believe we are one of the most responsible operators on the hill and continually endeavour to improve our services whilst protecting the beautiful environment we operate in and ask that all of our clients respect our working code when travelling with us.
 

Itinerary

We normally run this adventure over a long weekend, Thursday to Sunday, however, if you would like to do this at any other time, including midweek, then please contact us. A typical itinerary looks like this:

Day 1 - Thursday
Meet up along the route and transfer to Fort William where accommodation will be provided. Meet up locations will be finalised shortly before departure. Evening equipment check and briefing. Relax in the evening in preparation for the following days.
Day 2 - Friday
Breakfast and then depart for Ben Nevis. Accommodation this evening will be provided en route to Scafell Pike, usually in Southern Scotland. Evening of relaxation after the first peak.
Day 3 - Saturday
Breakfast and then depart for Scafell Pike. Late afternoon/evening transfer to Snowdonia where accommodation will be provided for another relaxing evening.
Day 4 - Sunday
Breakfast and then depart for Snowdon. Aim to finish the Challenge by mid-afternoon. Drop offs along the return route to Manchester

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members' fitness, and weather conditions or for any other reason

Inclusions

Three nights’ twin room accommodation in a good quality B&B or hotel with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast Transport between Manchester and Ben Nevis with pick-ups en route. Transport between the 3 Peaks. Drop offs between Snowden and Manchester after the challenge has finished. Expert local knowledge and 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip Professional event organisation Qualified mountain leaders Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders

Exclusions

Travel to the start and finish points of the trip Lunches and evening meals, beverages Personal Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)

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