Three Peaks Challenge
Welcome to the UK Three Peaks 24 hour Challenge Guide website
We do not organise any Three Peaks events, and we do not officiate in any way - this website is designed to offer you and your team help and advice before you participate in either an organised event, or undertake the challenge yourself!
The Three Peaks Challenges.
The highest peaks in England (Scafell - 978m), Scotland (Ben Nevis - 1344m) and Wales (Snowdon - 1085m) pose a great challenge for anyone wishing to climb them in succession.
Apart from the climbing of each mountain, there is the problem of transporting yourself and your kit from one hill to the next. The most popular choice today is usually by car or van, some 500 miles of driving. Teams who are struggling for transport should read THIS THREAD.
However, for anyone who may fancy a more unique challenge attempt, the three peaks challenge has also been completed by cycling the entire course, running the whole distance, and each year there is a three peaks yacht race.
Enviromental and ecological considerations.
As the National Three Peaks Challenge has grown immensly in popularity in all of its different forms, a great amount of pressure has been put on landscape and paths, car parks and services, local communities and even mountain rescue teams. Please read through the information that I have included on the "24 hour challenge" page so that your challenge will be of low impact during your attempt. The Challenge has attracted some negative media interest more recently - so please make sure that you are fully aware and sensitive to the communities and landscapes which you pass through.
"Leave only footprints, take only photographs and memories"
Fitness and experience.
Ideally a challenger would have a average/good standard of fitness and stamina, basic walking experience with appropriate equipment available for mountain conditions, and a good general understanding of mountain navigation. Any party leader should have enough experience to spot mountain exposure (hypothermia) amongst the group, and know when to turn back rather than push on to the top. This should be seriously considered before attempting a fund-raising challenge organised by a charity, who may not require their walkers to have any particular walking ability nor standard of fitness.
If unsure of your ability, why not try a similar but less demanding three peaks challenge first, such as the Yorkshire Three Peaks? 26 miles and a few thousand feet of ascent, Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, starting and finishing at Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
For the latest information regarding both the National Three Peaks Challenge, and the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - checkout the forum here - it's free and updated with the latest news daily.
Still up for the Three Peaks Challenge???
Please select one of the links from the menu bar on the left. This information is updated as it becomes available - however, the most up-to-date information is posted onto the forum - it's still free, it's interactive, and it's yours...!
Ask questions, offer advice, let us know how you got on - even post photo's! Of course, this website and forum is supported by fellow three peakers. Purchasing maps, guides or equipment from any of the links provided will help finance this website for future three peakers - that's over 60,000 since 01/01/2000!
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