Charity 3 Peaks Challenge team ascending Ben Nevis via the 'Tourist route'
Ascending Ben Nevis from Glen Nevis

11 Girls on a 3 Peaks Adventure

Smiling in the sunshine at dusk on the summit of Scafell Pike

Snow covers the highest points on Ben Nevis during most parts of the year

Happy on the summit of Snowdon

Ascending Snowdon via the Miner's track

Ovelooking the lake at the bottom of Snowdon

Three Peaks Challenges

The Three Peaks Challenge is the most popular mountaineering event in the UK attracting thousands of entrants in increasing numbers every year.

3 Peaks Challenges provide our clients with a range of team building and charity fundraising events based around the National 24 Hour 3 Peaks Challenge. However, there is much media coverage about the environmental impact of this event and the effect on local communities due to the high volume of traffic on the mountains. As a result, we operate a small group policy specifically designed to minimise the environmental impact of this increasingly popular event. Click here to see Jan 09 issue of TGO magazine where we feature in ‘The Big Debate’.

We are geared towards the smaller to intermediate group size and our average group is typically around 8-24 participants. However, we can also accommodate larger numbers with split teams and alternative routing solutions to minimise the environmental impact.

 

Open 3 Peaks Challenges - Beware!

In 2010, 2011 and 2012 we organised 'Open' 3 Peak Challenges and each event was problematic due to variation in fitness levels and objectives within the group. From an organiser's perspective it is an impossible task managing the expectations of everyone on an open event when invariably there is considerable fitness variation from one individual to another - and as a result we do not offer open 3 peaks events.

Therefore our advice is to recruit your own team ensuring team members are of a similar fitness level which will maximise your enjoyment and chance of success...!

 

New for 2016 - Luxury transport packages

 

We have recently acquired a Mercedes Sprinter Corporate Class minibus to service the growing demand for luxury transport on this demanding event. This minibus is available on the following packages:-

 

  • Premium +
  • Luxury 3 Peaks over 4 days
  • Luxury transport only

 

For prices click here and information please visit Activus Travel

3 Peaks Challenge Options

Choose from one of the following options which best suits your requirements:

  • Budget Package - for cost conscious groups - Duration: 2 days
  • Standard Package - our most popular package - Duration: 3 days
  • Premium Package- includes choice accommodation pre or post challenge
  • Premium + Package - includes choice accommodation + luxury transport
  • Budget Tansport Package - for self-organising groups - Duration: 2 or 3 days
  • Luxury Transport Package - for self-organising groups - Duration: 2 or 3 days
  • Budget 3 Peaks Over 4 Days - for those who want to climb one peak each day
  • Luxury 3 Peaks Over 4 days - for those who want to climb one peak each day
  • Winter 3 Peaks (Standard, Premium or Premium + package only) - for groups with previous winter mountaineering experience

All of the above events can be structured to individual requirements . Choose your own difficulty level by selecting one of the following options below:

Option 1

  • 24 Hour Challenge / Ascent and Descent – climb and return to vehicle on all 3 peaks within the 24 hours, includes all eating, toilet stops and driving time. There’s no time to waste with this one so make sure you’ve done your training!

Option 2

  • 24 Hour Challenge / Ascent only – finish the event on the last summit to take the pressure off slightly. We know getting to the top is the hard part so why have to hurry to get back down as soon as you’ve reached the summit. Gives you time to bask in the glory of your achievement!

Option 3

  • 14 Hour Challenge – Get judged on the walking part of the challenge only. The time will be counted for each peak as you set off walking and stopped once you finish each descent. This then allows for 10 hours of driving time between the peaks but does not take into account any unforeseen delays such as traffic congestion or road accidents.

Event Information

  • Total ascent: 9700 feet
  • Walking distance: Up to 22 miles
  • Duration: 24 hours (except when done over 4 days)
  • Routing: South to north (or vice versa)
  • Challenge dates: (Spring/summer) - April to October (Winter) - November to March
  • Minimum group size: 8
  • Maximum group size: 80
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: Subject to medical consent
  • Endurance factor: Hard

Choose from one of the following options:

A) Budget Price 3 Peaks Challenge

  • Transportation throughout the challenge 'corridor'
  • Professional mountaineering instructors

B) Standard Quality 3 Peaks Challenge

  • Transportation throughout the challenge 'corridor'
  • Professional mountaineering instructors
  • Use of our technical outdoor equipment: trekking poles and head torches
  • 1 night accommodation: dinner, bed and breakfast*
  • A hearty breakfast at end of challenge (if accommodation was pre-challenge)
  • High energy food and hot/cold drinks throughout the event
  • Big discount on outdoor clothing and equipment
  • Photographic highlights of your event on CD

*NOTE - Hostel, dormitory rooms, breakfast and 2 course evening meal.

C) Premium Quality 3 Peaks Challenge

  • Transportation throughout the challenge 'corridor'
  • Professional mountaineering instructors
  • Use of our technical outdoor equipment: trekking poles and head torches
  • 1 night accommodation: dinner, bed and breakfast*
  • A hearty breakfast at end of challenge (if accommodation was pre-challenge)
  • High energy food and hot/cold drinks throughout the event
  • Big discount on outdoor clothing and equipment
  • Photographic highlights of your event on CD

*NOTE - Accommodation will be in a choice hotel or a traditional inn and includes bed and breakfast plus a 3 course evening meal. We can organise your accommodation either pre-challenge or as a celebratory night at the end of the event.

Example: Why not celebrate at the end of your challenge on a north to south routing Sat to Sun staying Sun night at the Bryn Tyrch Inn, Capel Curig - for more info click here! The food and accommodation are superb and you can start your journey back home after breakfast on Monday morning.

D) Transport Only 3 Peaks Challenge

  • Transportation throughout the challenge 'corridor'*
  • Big discount on outdoor clothing and equipment

*Transport will either be 8 seater, 10 or 16 seater minibus subject to group size.

E) 3 Peaks Challenge Over 4 Days

  • Transportation throughout the challenge 'corridor'
  • Professional mountaineering instructors
  • Use of our technical outdoor equipment: trekking poles and head torches
  • 3 night's accommodation: dinner, bed and breakfast*
  • High energy food and hot/cold drinks throughout the event
  • Big discount on outdoor clothing and equipment
  • Photographic highlights of your event on CD

*NOTE - Bed and breakfast guest houses where evening meals are not included in the price or in hostel's including 2 course dinner and full or continental breakfast.

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