The National 3 Peaks challenge is one of the iconic walking challenges in the UK. The challenge involves walking up (and down!) the 3 highest summits in Scotland, England and Wales, namely Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Yr Wyddfa (sometimes called Snowdon). Traditionally this challenge attempts to do this in 24 hours.
The 3 Peaks Challenge is not one to be underestimated. Whilst, strictly, no previous hill walking experience is required a good level of fitness is necessary as well as the bloody mindedness to keep going when sleep deprived, tired and hungry. Don't let this put you off though! With the right preparation Ascents of Adventure can help you to achieve this magnificent outing in the British hills
I only take small groups on this challenge. This has less impact on the hill as well as on local residents where disturbance at night can cause upset with huge groups descending on these areas.
I can provide advice on training for the 3 Peaks Challenge, kit required and nutritional advice for the weekend.
But don't delay, if you're thinking of having a go at this challenge in 2018 don't leave it too late. You'll need to do a bit of training to give yourself the best chance of completing the 3 Peaks.
Packages for the 3 Peaks Challenge can include all guiding on the hill, hot drinks at finish of each summit and all travel between summits. Separate drivers will be provided - drivers will not be walking up the mountains, they will be sleeping!
Ascents of Adventure will also help as much as we can with transport to Scotland and back from North Wales to make your travelling to and from these venues as easy as possible. Please ask about this.
I will do my utmost to help you to achieve this challenge in 24 hours. However, client safety is paramount. We will always walk at the pace of the slowest and will not break the law whilst driving to make up extra time. Ultimately it is up to yourself to make sure that you are fit enough to complete this Challenge.
Trips will run with a minimum group size of 4 people.
1 - 2 June 2019 FULL
8 - 9 June 2019
15 - 16 June 2019 FULL
22 - 23 June 2019 FULL
29 - 30 June 2019
6 - 7 July 2019
13 - 14 July 2019
20 - 21 July 2019
27 - 28 July 2019 FULL
3 - 4 August 2019
10 - 11 August 2019
17 - 18 August 2019
24 - 25 August 2019
31 August - 1 September 2019
Depending on your travel plans you might need accommodation - either before or after the Challenge. If booking accommodation for after the Challenge this needs to be close to the end of the Challenge, typically Betws y Coed, Llandudno or Llanberis. Please ask if you need help with this.
If you fancy a spiced up version of the 3 Peaks Challenge, how about a cycling option. Walk the 3 Peaks, cycle between them. I'll run a number of these 5 to 8 day trips (June, July and August) so if you might be interested please email me - bespoke bookings only.
National 3 Peaks the hard way - climb each of the summits via a recognised, graded Scramble or Rock climb, 3 day trip.
A slightly more leisurely way to walk and see these 3 summits. No time pressure although still contains 2 long driving sections.
Intended for small self contained groups, no guides provided, who would like to attempt a speedy time. You would be expected to be able to use map and compass and carry all necessary bits and pieces on the hill. Please enquire.