The Three Peaks Race

Three Peaks Challenge Series

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

Three Peaks Challenge
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.
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.

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.

Bespoke 3 Peaks finish at Pen-Y-Pass
 
Are you still up for the Three Peaks..?

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
richie@merseyventure.com


Good Luck - Stay Safe..!
 
Top of the Pyg Track, Snowdon
Summit of Ben Nevis
Glen Nevis Bridge - start of the challenge
Three Peaks Challenge
Merseyventure Challenge & Adventure Website
Three Peaks Challenge Forum
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Three Peak Challenge blog from Event Organiser
Open Challenge Series 2009
Three Peaks Challenge event:
 
Die Hard Trilogy
5th - 6th September 2009

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Open Three Peaks Challenge Series 2009
Neptunes Staircase, Benavie
Challenge Start
Coleman Open Challenges 2008
Pen-Y-Pass
Summit of Scafell Pike
Public Footpath Sign
Typical Scafell Pike conditions...
3 Peaks Challenge Map
Challenge Finish after completing Snowdon
Snowdon Summit
Ben Nevis Summit