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Bowel Cancer UK 3 Peaks Challenge

May to October £99 pp

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Bowel Cancer UK 3 Peaks Challenge

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The 3 Peaks Challenge in support of Bowel Cancer UK is available on any weekend (Friday to Sunday) from May to October. You can join as an individual or any size group, and if you have a group of 8 or more participants we can offer the challenge exclusively for you on any date of your choice!

Quick Facts

  • Guiding on all 3 peaks by experienced mountain leaders
  • 26 miles (42km) total horizontal distance, 3,000m (9,843ft) of vertical ascent, 3 peaks
  • Pick-up from Glasgow International Airport and drop-off at a pre-arranged location
  • Expert driving team with lots of 3 Peaks experience.  Please note that for safety reasons we adhere to all road traffic safety regulations
  • 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

About & Details

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. We complete them in that order on our open events. Other bespoke options are available.

We travel to Fort William on the Friday, starting with Ben Nevis on the Saturday morning, climb Scafell Pike that night and finish Snowdon on Sunday in Wales! This is a tough event and people participating should have the necessary fitness and also be prepared to do without sleep! We aim to complete the event in 24 hours – To do this we need to complete Ben Nevis in 5 hours, Scafell Pike in 4 hours and Snowdon in 4 hours, however this will depend upon the speed of the group. The standard for measuring your official total time on the event is mountain time plus a fixed 10 hr drive time.

The course is guided by qualified mountain leaders and our driver will be with you all of the way! We have very many years experience delivering this challenge and over the years thousands of people have completed their event with us. We would be delighted if we can help you with yours. If you want to do this challenge but benefit from sleep in between we offer this event over more relaxed time scales. For further details see our 3 Day 3 Peaks and 5 Day 3 Peaks Trips.

Inclusions

  • 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)
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aider
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).

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 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.

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Itinerary

  • 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 5½ hours.  Afternoon transfer to the Lake District and evening ascent of Scafell Pike, which should be a 4½ 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.

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 Bowel Cancer UK

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.

 

About Bowel Cancer UK

Bowel Cancer UK is determined to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer by reducing late diagnosis and ensuring access to best treatment and care for all. In the UK, about 16,000 will die from bowel cancer every year making it the second biggest cancer killer in the UK, but it shouldn’t be. Bowel cancer is highly treatable, especially if caught early. We work to raise awareness of bowel cancer, campaigning for best treatment and care, and enabling research. Our health promotion team works in the community to raise awareness of bowel cancer – its symptoms, risks and prevention, and our policy and public affairs team campaigns to ensure that politicians are aware of the issues that affect bowel cancer patients and their carers to improve their experience of the disease. We are also working to provide vital support to those living with and beyond bowel cancer often with long term side effects from their treatment. Thank you for your interest in supporting our work by taking part in our bespoke UK 3 Peaks challenge. We hope that after you have read through this information pack you will decide to take on this incredible challenge. Together we can save lives.

 

Payment Terms

  • £99 payable at time of registration

  • Balance due 10-weeks before the trip date

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