UNICEF 3 Peaks Challenge
England, Scotland and Wales
- Duration: Long Weekend
- Walks and Treks
- Top Trips
- Charity Events
- Available During: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct
About this Adventure
The Three Peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) are the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales. The challenge is to climb each of these three peaks - one after the other!
- Guiding on all 3 peaks by experienced mountain leaders.
- 26 miles (42km) total horizontal distance, 3,000m (9,843ft) of vertical ascent, 3 peaks.
- This trip is best run between May and October, outside of these dates we consider it winter conditions. However, if thats what you're looking for let us know.
- Pick-up and drop-off options along the route to provide you with several different options - just choose the most convenient for you. See our transport explained section for further details.
- Expert driving team with lots of 3 Peaks experience. Please note that for safety reasons we adhere to all road traffic safety regulations.
- Set open dates for individuals to join or bespoke events for group sizes of 8 or more - just ask if the date you want is not listed.
- Many years experience in providing this challenge.
- We aim to complete the challenge within 24 hours; some groups will take less time, others more - the fitter your entire group is, the more likely you will be able to fulfill the challenge!
- You need to be pretty fit.
Self-Funding £99 registration fee at the time of booking £300 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 Unicef.
Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are fed, vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws, policies and customs to help protect children than anyone else in history. We have a track record for getting things done. We live in a dangerous world where millions of children are suffering and dying unnecessarily. They face violence, disease, hunger and the chaos of war and disaster. Unicef’s aim is to protect every child in danger, transform their lives and build a safer world for tomorrow’s children. In the UK, we work with schools to put the Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture. This leads to positive outcomes for the whole community. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org.uk
- 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)
- 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.
- Single Room Supplement £45.00 per person
- 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
We normally run this trip over a weekend, Friday 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 - Friday: Meet at 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: Early breakfast then depart for Ben Nevis at approximately 7am. Ben Nevis should be a round trip of around 5.5 hours. Afternoon transfer to the Lake District and evening ascent of Scafell Pike, which should be a 4.5 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. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members' fitness and weather conditions.
How to take part for Charity
- 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 has finished.
- One nights' twin room accommodation with breakfast. (Single rooms are available at a supplement of £45 per person)
- Group first aid kit with qualified 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)
Book a bespoke event starting on any date
We run the 3 peaks challenge as an open or bespoke event. Our open events run every Friday to Sunday from May to the end of 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 the date in the calendar and follow the booking procedure. You will then receive an automated confirmation and full details will follow from our office in due course. Open events run every Friday from 4 May 2018 through to Friday 26 October 2018. Refer to the calendar to see the full season's departure dates: