The Three Peaks Challenge is an attempt to climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in ‘one go’. These peaks are Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, and Snowdon in Wales.
You will be collected from Glasgow International Airport on Wednesday 17th June and travel to Fort William.
The challenge will begin with Ben Nevis ascent on the morning of Thursday 18th, followed by Scafell Pike that night and finishing with Snowdon on Friday 19th.
After the event you will be transferred to local accommodation for an overnight stay and celebratory meal.
Breakfast on Saturday 20th will be followed by transfer to your agreed location.
We have many years’ experience in delivering this challenge. Over the years thousands of people have completed the event with us – we are delighted to be helping you with yours!
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- Professional event organisation
- Qualified mountain leaders
- Pick up from Glasgow International Airport to Fort William
- Transport between the 3 peaks
- Drop off from Snowdonia to pre-arranged locations after the challenge has finished
- Two nights’ twin room accommodation with breakfast. (Single rooms are subject to availability at a supplement of £55 per person per night)
- Group first aid kit with qualified first-aider
- Travel to and from designated pick up and drop off points
- Evening meals, lunches and beverages (these will be covered by Sage Foundation)
- 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)
- Single Room Supplement £55 per person per night (subject to availability)
Select from Optional Extras at the Checkout page
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 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 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.