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3 Peaks Challenge – South to North

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3 Peaks Challenge – South to North

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The Three Peaks Challenge is an attempt to climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales ‘one after the other’.  This particular event is slightly more challenging being in the reverse order – South to North – starting with Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and finishing with Ben Nevis in Scotland.

Quick Facts

  • 3 Peaks in reverse; starting with Snowdon and ending with Ben Nevis
  • Guiding on all 3 peaks by experienced mountain leaders
  • 26 miles (42km) total horizontal distance, 3,000m (9,843ft) of vertical ascent
  • This trip is best run between May and October, outside of these dates we consider it winter conditions.  However, if that’s 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 or small groups 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
  • You need to be pretty fit

About & Details

This is a tough event and people participating should have the necessary fitness and be prepared to do without sleep!  If your aim is to complete the event in 24 hours then we will need to complete Snowdon in 4 hours, Scafell Pike in 4½ hours and Ben Nevis in 5½ hours.   The standard for measuring your official total time on the event is mountain time plus a fixed 10 hour drive time.  The challenge is supported by qualified mountain leaders and a driver will be with you all of the way.

This trip is available between May-Oct with set open dates for individuals or small groups to join, or, bespoke events for group sizes of 8 or more – if the date you want is not listed, please contact us.

Inclusions

  • Professional event organisation
  • Qualified mountain leaders
  • Transport between Manchester and Snowdon with pick-ups en route
  • Transport between the 3 peaks
  • Drop off at Glasgow airport or train station after the challenge has finished
  • One nights’ twin room accommodation with breakfast.  (Single rooms are subject to availability at a supplement of £55 per person)
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aider
Exclusions
  • Travel to and from the designated pick-up and drop off points
  • Lunches, evening meals 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)

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement £55.00 per person (subject to availability)

Transport

During each road based (south to north) Three Peaks event, our vehicle pick-up points are:

  • Manchester Piccadilly Station (approx. 2.00pm)
  • Warrington Bank Quay Station (approx. 3.30pm)

Drop off points are:

  • Glasgow Train Station
  • Glasgow International Airport

Alternative pick-up and drop off points can be discussed upon request.

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 are 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.

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.

Departures

We run this 3 Peaks Challenge as an open or bespoke event.  Our open events run every Friday 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 of your choosing and follow the booking procedure.  If the date you want is not listed, please contact us.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Friday and Introduction

    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:

    Meet at designated pick-up points and travel to Snowdonia National Park.  After a briefing and equipment check with your guide, start the challenge with the first mountain ascent in the evening.  Snowdon should be a round trip of around 4 hours.  Night-time transfer to the Lake District.

  • Day 2 - Saturday

    A very early morning ascent of Scafell Pike, which should be a 4½ hour round trip and then head to Fort William arriving late afternoon for the third and final ascent.  Ben Nevis should be a round trip of 5½ hours.   There will be an overnight stay in Fort William with time to celebrate your achievement.

  • Day 3 - Sunday

    Check out of the hotel after breakfast and transfer to Glasgow airport or train station for your onward travel.

Disclaimer

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only.  It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness and weather conditions.

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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.

Self-Funding
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.

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.

Payment Terms

  • Deposit £99 - at point of booking

  • Balance due 10 weeks before departure

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