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5 Day 3 Peaks Challenge

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5 Day 3 Peaks Challenge

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The 5 Day 3 Peaks Challenge is an attempt to climb the three highest peaks in the UK over 5 days – having a day of rest and leisure in between!

Quick Facts

  • Guiding by qualified mountain leaders
  • 26 miles (42km) total horizontal distance, 3,000m (9,843ft) of vertical ascent, 3 peaks.
  • Transport vehicle for between the peaks
  • Pick ups and drop offs along the route to provide you with several different options – just choose the most convenient for you.
  • Many years experience in providing this challenge.
  • You need to have a reasonable level of fitness
  • We run this trip between May and October, however if you want to experience this during winter – just ask!

About & Details

The 5 Day 3 Peaks Challenge is an attempt to climb the three highest peaks in the UK over 5 days – having a day of rest and leisure in between!  These peaks are Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, we complete them in that order.

This is a real holiday – the way to do it and really take in and enjoy the sights!

Inclusions

  • 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.
  • Five nights twin room hotel accommodation with breakfast. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders.
Exclusions
  • 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)

Optional Extras

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

Transport

During each road based (North to South) Three Peaks event, our vehicle does a round trip from Manchester. This means we offer pick-up points for you at the following locations:

  • on the M61, M6, M74 and A82 between Manchester and Fort William
  • Manchester Piccadilly Station (approx. 10am)
  • Glasgow International airport (not Prestwick) at 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 Sunday 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.

Departures

We normally run this trip from a Sunday to Friday, however if you would like to do this at any other time then please contact us.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Sunday

    Meet up along the route and transfer to Fort William. Meet up locations will be finalised shortly before departure. Evening equipment check and briefing. Relaxing evening meal in preparation for the following days.

  • Day 2 - Monday

    Start Ben Nevis climb after breakfast, overnight in Fort William.

  • Day 3 - Tuesday

    Transfer to Lake District, overnight in Lake District.

  • Day 4 - Wednesday

    Climb Scafell Pike, overnight in Lake District.

  • Day 5 - Thursday

    Transfer to Snowdonia, overnight in Snowdonia.

  • Day 6 - Friday

    Climb Snowdon. Transfer to point of departure.

Disclaimer

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

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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 £199 - 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