RISE TO THE CHALLENGE WITH THE NATIONAL 3 PEAKS charity challenge
The National 3 peaks challenge is one of the most popular challenge events run nation wide tackling the Nation's 3 highest peaks, however this is no easy task! It involves walking to the tops of Scotland, England and Wales highest peak . The challenge is both physically and mentally difficult but one that will be most rewarding. Whether its in support of a charity, a team building exercise or just for fun we will be with you every step of the way.
What is the National 3 peaks charity challenge ?
The National Three Peaks Challenge is a superb test of body and spirit! Taking on the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales. The challenge is to complete all three within 24 hours, sounds like a tall order but it can be done (with a little help from us of course!) It is a long and demanding 24 hours but worth every second with a total ascent of 3000m . Your physical and mental toughness will be tested as you experience walking over many miles of rough terrain, prolonged physical discomfort and sleep deprivation!
Who is the challenge suitable for?
To do this challenge you will need to have a good level of fitness. This is a tough challenge. No previous mountaineering experience is required but you will have to climb the three largest peaks in the UK without the aid of sleep unless your on the mini bus.
WHATS INCLUDED FOR ME ?
The course fee includes 2 x qualified mountain leaders, transport through out the challenge event, pre challenge support, full itinerary and everyone on the event will receive a personalised challenge completion T-shirt .
CHALLENGE EVENT OUTLINE
The Event is broken down into 3 key areas...There is the option to complete this event North (Ben Nevis) - South (Snowdon) or visa versa depending on what suits you best . This outline is done from south - north..
Snowdon is often found to be the easiest of the 3 peaks. There is the least amount of height to gain as it is 11km up and down, sections of the path are easy angled or flat. The route is mostly manmade, quite rocky with large stones placed together to make up the path. People can feeling slightly revived after a little sleep on the way from Scafell and the new day seems to bring renewed energy.
Scafell Pike is the smallest of the 3 peaks at 978 m, However most people find it the hardest psychologically. As it is usually started in the early hours of the morning when people are feeling tired and sleep deprived. We usually aim for 4 – 5 hours on Scafell including the up and down. The path is mostly rocky and similar to Ben Nevis with larger stones joined together in sections making up the path.
" The ben "
Ben Nevis is 1344m, we begin the ascent from almost sea level, it should take us around 5 – 6 hours which includes up and down. The distance covered underfoot is around 13 km, we will follow the pony track which is the most common of routes to the summit of the Ben . The track is well marked all the way to the summit with the lower sections being the steeper and rockier.