- Kerry Sutton
The 3 Peaks Challenge | 19th May 2023
What's involved in The 3 Peaks Challenge:
3 peaks - the highest in England, Scotland & Wales
24 hours - time to reach the summit of each peak
3,351 meters of ascent
23 miles of hiking
2 drivers (myself and one other)
This challenge is iconic, and rightly so. It's tough and requires a good level of fitness - both physical and mental - so training beforehand is essential.
The 3 Peaks Challenge - Itinerary
Friday 19th May
We will depart Bath around 7am and travel by minibus all the way north to Fort William and our hostel - home for the night.
We'll drop our bags at the hostel, freshen up and head out for a big feed. We'll have a briefing about the weekend, including all safety aspects. It'll be an early night ready for the excitement of the challenge ahead!
Saturday 20th May
After a hearty breakfast and group briefing, the challenge will begin at 11am. Your first summit will be the highest of the entire trip - the mighty Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest peak.
The well-worn path heading to Ben Nevis' summit
The ascent is long but steady, zig-zagging all the way to the highest peak in the United Kingdom. With fingers firmly crossed, you'll enjoy stunning views and a chance to take in the breathtaking surroundings before starting your descent.
You'll be welcomed back to the foot of the mountain with food and drinks and plenty of high-5's!
Peak #1: tick. Now we bundle into the bus for the journey south to the Lake District.
Your climb of Peak #2, Scafell, the highest in England begins at Wasdale Head. You'll head through tranquil countryside towards the summit, the whole round trip taking approximately 4 - 5 hours.
Stunning Lake District views like this will distract from the grind!
With the two hardest peaks under your belt, it's time to hop back into the bus and make our way over to our final peak – Mount Snowdon!
Sunday 21st May
After catching some zzz’s in the van you will start your trek to the last summit nice and early from Pen-Y-Pass. You'll ascend Snowdon via the scenic Pyg Track, with fantastic views of the ridge of Crib Goch and Snowdon’s largest lake – Llyn Llydaw. Upon reaching the summit (again weather permitting) you will be rewarded with spectacular views across Snowdonia stretching as far as the eye can see.
The descent retraces your steps to return to our minibus by 11am.
Snowdon - the final peak on your epic challenge
After your final descent, there will be time for drinks, food, a cooling swim and celebrations with a hearty lunch at Llanberis. Once you've settled into your post-adventure carb-coma, sit back, relax and enjoy a snooze as we head back to Bath! We'll arrive home late Sunday afternoon.
The 3 Peaks Challenge - what's included:
Transport from Bath to the start of the challenge
Transport throughout the challenge
Transport from the end of the challenge to Bath
Hostel accommodation in Fort William
2 x pre-challenge Zoom meetings to discuss training, nutrition, kit etc
3 Peaks Challenge medal
3 Peaks Challenge t-shirt
The 3 Peaks Challenge - what's not incuded:
Dinner on Friday night
Breakfast on Saturday morning
Lunch on Sunday
Total cost: £390*
The 3 Peaks Challenge - a serious undertaking
To complete the 3 Peaks Challenge in under 24 hours is no easy task. You will need to be fit, a good team player and have the right equipment. Please only apply if you can commit to the preparation needed.
To apply, please complete this form.
*with the fuel prices increasing at such a rate at the moment there may be a small additional charge.
*to secure your place a deposit of £200 will be required and full payment made within 2 months of the challenge.
*No refunds can be issued within 3 months of the challenge date.