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3 Day 3 Peaks Challenge

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The Three Peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike & Snowdon) are the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales.  The Challenge is to climb these three peaks, one each day.

Three Peak Challenge Map

Quick Facts

  • Guiding on all 3 Peaks by experienced guides
  • 42km total horizontal distance, 3000 vertical metres, 3 Peaks
  • This trip is best run between May and October.  Outside of those dates we consider it winter conditions.  However, if you want to experience it then – just ask!
  • Pick ups and drop offs 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 dozens of 3 Peaks trips 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
  • The fitter your entire group is, the more likely you will be able to fulfil the challenge!
  • You need to be pretty fit

Think you are up to the challenge? Join us and find out!

About & Details

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 on 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.


  • Three nights’ twin room accommodation in a good quality B&B or hotel with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast (Single rooms are subject to availability at a supplement of £75 per person, per night)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)

Optional Extras

Single Room Supplement £75.00 per person per night (£225 per person for the 3 nights)

Please select from Optional Extras at Checkout.


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 6pm 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 Thursday afternoon/evening in time for the evening briefing and to be ready for the start of the challenge the next day.

Environmental Responsibility

Over the years 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 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 amount 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.


We run the 3 Day 3 Peaks Challenge as an open or bespoke event.

Our open events run fortnightly Thursday to Sunday from 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 the date and follow the booking procedure.  You will then receive an automated confirmation and full details will follow from our office in due course.

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  • Day 1 - Thursday

    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:

    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.  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


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.

The Route

Charity Information

How to take part for Charity

To do this challenge for a charity there is a non-refundable registration fee, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking.  You can then choose between the two different options below.


Pay a registration fee at the time of booking then the 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 the charity.

Minimum Sponsorship Pledge

Pay a registration fee at the time of booking and confirm with your charity their minimum fundraising requirements for the balance.  This will typically be double the cost of the adventure, less the registration fee.  With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 10 weeks before the departure date.

More Information

For more details of how fundraising works please read our step by step guide here or contact us for help.

Maximum Adventure work with lots of charities to offer our events as fundraising opportunities.  You can find our Charity Events from the ‘Menu’ in the corner of your screen or from our homepage.  If your chosen charity is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to approach them on your behalf.

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. 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 since 2002
  • 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 will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you

Fantastic National 3 Peaks/3 Days. Great communications in the run up to the trip and a great guide in Ian.


My friends and I completed the 3 day 3 peak challenge over the weekend and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Our tour guide James was brilliant and he made the experience fun and extremely safe. It was a smooth and well planned challenge and we got to experience the three peaks in a way most wouldn’t, we also got to swim in a stunning lake in snowdon! I could not recommend maximum adventure enough it was fantastic and I can’t wait to book another trip with them.


Dear Rachel and team. My friends and I have just returned for the 3 day 3 peaks challenge yesterday and have had a fantastic holiday. Please can you thank everyone in the team who contributed to the holiday. It really was a great adventure. Please can I also pass on how superb our lead guide, Hamish, was. Very low key but so thoughtful to managing everyone’s needs and differing levels of fitness. He really was exceptional with Emma Jenny and I when we proved to be the least agile in the group. The supporting guides and Andy, the driver, were also great. I would recommend your company to everyone and particularly Hamish as a guide.

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