Challenge yourself with the UK 3 Peaks in 24hrs

The UK Three Peaks Challenge (also known as the National Three Peaks Challenge) is one of the most well known and sought after walking challenges in the UK. You’ll climb the 3 highest peaks in Scotland - Ben Nevis (1,343m), England – Scafell Pike (978m) and Wales – Mount Snowdon (1,085m) in under 24 hours.

During these 24 hours of walking, you will be ascending and descending approximately 3000m, a large part of this in darkness and over rough terrain. A good level of fitness and determination is essential as the challenge will physically and mentally stretch you – but the panoramic views from the summits make your hard work totally worthwhile.

We specialise in running our mountain challenges as small group events to ensure a strong camaraderie within the challenge team. Our small instructor to client ratios guarantee you a highly personal experience – our expert guides will know you by name and support you on every step of the journey!

This epic mountain adventure is not to be underestimated, but the sense of achievement and satisfaction you’ll gain completing this challenge is indescribable.

3 Peaks Challenge Stats

  • Total Distance: 33km (20.6 miles)
  • Ascent: 2900m (9,800 ft)
  • Estimated Time: 23-24hours
  • Difficulty Level: 3/5 – a difficult challenge

What's included?

  • Experienced and qualified Mountain Leaders
  • Low Instructor to client ratio (1:10)
  • Transport from various locations in the South East 
  • Bunkhouse accommodation
  • Catering throughout the challenge
  • Pre-challenge information pack (includes 12-week fitness plan and equipment guidance)
  • An eco-friendly adventure (we're a carbon neutral company)
  • Certificate of achievement

If you're up for a challenge but would prefer something slightly less demanding, why not try the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge instead? Alternatively, take on an even tougher adventure with our Welsh 3000s Challenge!

Information

Season

April to October (the UK 3 Peaks Challenge is not a single event that runs on one particular date – you can complete it whenever you decide to take the plunge!)

Duration

3 day trip, 24 hour challenge

Group Size

8-10 (for larger group bookings, visit the ‘Groups’ section below)

Restrictions

Minimum age: 18 Fitness level: A good level of fitness is required to complete this challenge

hatt adventures team

Mountain LeadersYou’ll be guided by an expert instructor who holds a Mountain Leader qualification and has experience of the UK 3 Peaks or other endurance mountain challenges. All Hatt Adventures group leaders are wilderness first aid trained and maintain radio communication with the support team during the challenge.

Support Team – Your support team's job is to transport you from peak to peak, as well as provide moral support (not to be underestimated!) and back up mountain safety to the Mountain Leader(s) if required.

Training for the 3 Peaks Challenge

We provide a full training package to ensure you are well-prepared for your challenge. This includes a fitness training program put together by our fitness endurance specialists, plus important information on walking boots, clothing, equipment, and the best places to buy them from.

We also run regular Mountain Training Days in various beautiful locations across the UK, which will give you the opportunity to try out your equipment, break in your boots and test your fitness.

Fundraising for Charity

If you are completing the UK 3 Peaks Challenge to raise money for charity, you’ll need to book your space and pay the standard event fee. With all challenge logistics – including transport from the South East – included, you’ll have more time to focus on raising money for your worthy cause!

Organising a UK 3 Peaks Challenge fundraising event for a larger group? Check out the ‘Groups’ section below for extra info!

Conservation and the UK 3 Peaks

Every year, thousands of people attempt this challenge in small unsupported groups or as large organised events. At Hatt Adventures we are very aware of the environmental impact this is having, which is why we run our challenges in a responsible way. We plan our timings to ensure that we are not disturbing the local residents at unsocial hours of the night and we ensure that all our clients are fully briefed on the environmental impact the events can have on the mountains and how to minimise them. We also only run small events, thus reducing our impact on the mountain trails.

Groups

Group Price

£5,400 for up to 10 people.

We can cater for larger private groups and can arrange various, transport, catering and accommodation options.

Challenge Teams

Depending on the size of the event, we may transport your group in multiple minibuses. If this is the case, we will divide you into smaller groups for the duration of the challenge. You will be able to choose your group (depending on your fitness level and mountain walking experience) on the first evening but once in your group, you will not be able to change as the minibuses won’t always be together.

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Itinerary

Day 1

On Friday we will travel up from Brighton to Fort William collecting challengers as we go (from Brighton, London and Glasgow). This will take most of the day but it's a great chance to get to know the people you'll be completing the challenge with. In the evening we will run through any questions, check kit and give a mountain safety briefing, and then off to bed early for a good night's rest!

Day 2

The day starts early and after breakfast, we will travel by minibus to the base of Ben Nevis, the largest of the three mountains. The 3 Peaks begins! By the early evening, you can expect to be ascending Scafell Pike, and then on to Mount Snowdon!

Day 3

You will start Mount Snowdon in the early hours of the morning and should get a fantastic view over the Snowdon Horseshoe as the sun comes up! The challenge is completed when the whole team is safely back down from the mountain – what an amazing achievement!

Locations

Ben Nevis - Scotland, Scarfel Pike - Lake District, Snowdon - North Wales

Equipment

Equipment supplied

All mountain safety equipment supplied.

Equipment needed

Walking boots / approach shoes, small rucksack (25 litres), waterproof top and trousers, fleece or warm top, hat and gloves, whistle, head torch, water bottles (min of 1.5lts). We will provide you with a full kit list upon booking.

Equipment shop

Take a look at our online shop for any equipment you might want for your outdoor adventures. We stock a variety of equipment and can give expert advice if you have any queries. Choose to collect your order on a course (free of charge) and your instructor will have it ready and waiting for you when you arrive.

Transport

Day 1

Pick up points: Brighton (Train Station), London (Heathrow Airport Terminal 5), Birmingham (Star City), Manchester, Glasgow (International Airport).

Day 2

Minibus support throughout challenge.

Day 3

Drop off points: Shrewsbury (Train Station), London (Heathrow Airport Terminal 5), Brighton (Train Station).

Accommodation

Day 1

1 night bunkhouse accommodation.

Day 2

Accommodation not required.

Day 3

Accommodation not required.

Catering

Day 1

Lunch - (Self catered) at the services as we drive North.
Dinner - (Included) we usually stop at a pub en route or near the accommodation.

Day 2

Breakfast - (Included) buffet-style breakfast.
Lunch - (Included) packed lunch.
Dinner - (Self catered) at the services as we drive South.

Day 3

Breakfast - (Included) buffet-style breakfast.
Lunch - (Self catered) at the services as we drive South.