The National Three Peaks Challenge - 2009 Events To Enter

Open Three Peaks Challenge Series 2009.

Open 3 Peaks Challenge events for charities, corporate organisations and groups with no fundraising required.

The Open Challenge Series 2009

Why the Open Challenge Series?

So you want to take part in a challenge that will test you and your team-mates to the limit, you've got the walkers, got the minibus, and got some willing drivers? You've decided to attempt the national 3 Peaks challenge and want to compete in an event where there are another 12-15 teams taking part - but don't want to be tied in to rasing some 5000 for a charity that you may not have much interest in?

The Open Challenge Series of Three Peaks Challenges has four challenge events each year where you pay just one simple team entry fee - then nothing more - no fundraising targets or commitments. Many teams and charities use the Open Challenge events to raise funds for their own charities or good causes, but this is not a condition of entry.

Your team entry fee simply goes into the organisation, safety and support, event insurance, local authority permissions, car parking, start and finish venues, loan of safety equipment including VHF radio support, and medals and certificates at the finish.
What do you get for your entry fee?

Wasdale Training Days for Team Leaders in March/April
Full walking route guide/map set from Beacon Maps
Full kit list and training schedule
Accommodation & transport help and advice
Full email support and help forum

Pre-event Registration venue in Fort William
Full final information pack at Registration
Full driving route and satnav information
Event safety briefing in Conference Rooms
Loan of event safety equipment including:
VHF fully licensed handheld radios
Compact lightweight cookset and fuel
Emergency group shelter
Sport Ident electronic timekeeping dibber
Safety Checkpoint Control Card with target ETA's
Team identification race bibs/vehicle numbers

Staggered start times from Glen Nevis Visitor Centre
Parking, toilets and rubbish skip provided
Final kit check, route and safety briefing
Qualified mountain safety staff & marshals
Text safety updates and weather updates
Staffed checkpoints with Sport Ident recording

Finish venue in Llanberis
Finish car/minibus parking
Cold buffet and awards in Llanberis
Medals and certificates for all finishers
Sport Ident printout of split-times
Full breakdown and results (via email)
What do you need to supply yourselves?

A team of 4-8 walkers (depending upon event)
At least 2 drivers that won't be taking part in the walking
A minibus or MPV vehicle
All equipment and clothing as detailed in the Kit List
Food and drinks for your challenge attempt
We highly recommend that you stay overnight before or after your challenge - both if possible.

Your walkers need to bit fit and have lots of stamina, and will be required to sign a health declatation/medical form before the challenge. Although we have staffed safety control checkpoints, you will be expected to have a Team Leader with navigational/map reading skills. Some walking may be in the dark, and visibility may be poor in misty conditions - expect wind and rain, and snow underfoot on Ben Nevis.

Your team, including your drivers, must work well together as a team, be commited to completing the challenge, and have bags of enthusiasm
Sounds Ideal - How Do We Enter?

The Open Challenge Series 2009 includes the following events:

Two separate training and familiarisation days for anyone taking part in a 3 Peaks Challenge in 2009. Team leaders from teams entered into our Open Challenge Series events are invited free of charge. Other team members at 50% discount. Please
email for further details.

Ideal training event for anyone attempting the national Three Peaks. Teams of 4, start anytime from 7-8am, bunkhouse and camping available at venue, Sport Ident timing, 100 per team.
Details here.

SPRING STROLLER: 9-10 May 2009
The first of our Open Challenge Three Peaks events. Teams of 4-6 walkers plus 2 drivers. A popular event - but expect some snow to still be on Ben Nevis..! 800 per team.
Online entry now open.

Ideal for teams representing larger companies, organisations or charities. Includes a team challenge option for those wishing to prove their team skills and win the Corporate Cups! Teams of 6-8 walkers plus 2 drivers. Evening entertainment at the finish venue.
More details.

This event is held over Sunday/Monday for those that work shifts. Popular with service industry and emergency service teams. 4-6 walkers plus 2 drivers. Good light conditions for Scafell Pike..!

DIE HARD TRILOGY: 5-6 September 2009
The hardest of all our Three Peaks with short daylight hours and less predictable weather conditions. Ideal for more experienced teams of 4-6 walkers and 2 drivers.
More details.
Want to attempt the Challenge as cheaply as possible?

2009 has seen huge financial problems for many individuals and organisations. Much of the funding offered by companies for their staff to take part in Charity Challenge events has been withdrawn.

Entering one of the above Open Challenge Series events will cost from as little as 100 per person, with no fundraising, rather than your company commiting to some 5000 for a charity sponsored event.

For just a 100 per person, your company can still take part in a fantastic, exhilerating team building event, whilst helping with their Corporate Social Responsibility interests, and offering superb PR opportunities in a safe and well organised and delivered event.

Return Team and Multiple Team Discounts.

All teams that have previously entered our Open Challenge Series Three Peaks Challenge events are entitled to a 25% Team Entry Discount. This discount also applies to any multiple Team entries from organisations entering more than one team in our 2009 3 Peaks events.

Example - Spring Stroller
Team 1: 800
Team 2: 600
Team 3: 600

Bespoke and Transport Only Options.

We can also organise a bespoke Three Peaks Challenge for your company or organisation, from 4 to 100 participants, and also have a simple 'Transport Only' option available.

Please contact us via email with your requirements for a 'Credit Crunch Busting' quote..!
Bespoke 3 Peaks finish at Pen-Y-Pass
Are you still up for the Three Peaks Challenge..?

If you still want to attempt this exhilarating and demanding challenge, then start reading through our website. Check our Blog to see what we've been up to. We have over 10 years worth of knowledge completing many successful challenges with private groups, charity teams and corporate organisations. If you need any help - please just visit the forum or email

Good Luck - Stay Safe..!
Top of the Pyg Track, Snowdon
Summit of Ben Nevis
Glen Nevis Bridge - start of the challenge
Teams at the finish of the 2008 Three Peaks Challenge
Three Peaks Challenge
Merseyventure Challenge & Adventure Website
Three Peaks Challenge Forum
Browse the Three Peaks Challenge forum here
Merseyventure Adventure & Challenge Shop..!
Three Peak Challenge blog from Event Organiser
Open Challenge Series 2009
First Three Peaks Challenge event:
The Spring Stroller
9th - 10th May 2009

Open Three Peaks Challenge Series 2009
Neptunes Staircase, Benavie
Challenge Start
Coleman Open Challenges 2008
Summit of Scafell Pike
Public Footpath Sign
Typical Scafell Pike conditions...

If you are looking for a minibus and driver, we offer a range of vehicles that can collect you at Glasgow Airport, then drop you off in north Wales (or take you back home).

This can be cost effective, and is a lot less hassle than trying to organise transport yourself..!

Mountain Guides

We can include a fully qualified and experienced 3 Peaks mountain guide with our vehicle and driver. Please
email for details.


We can even supply self-drive luxury motorhomes for your 3 Peak Challenge..!
3 Peaks Challenge Map
Awards at the finish of the 3 Peaks Challenge
Start of the Three Peaks Challenge event
Corporate Three Peaks - The Corporate Cups
Challenge Finish at Llanberis
Summit of Snowdon
Summit of Ben Nevis